The War of 1812

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The War of 1812 was an important turning point from the switch of America’s dependence on Europe to the independence of the growing new government. The War of 1812 made America less dependent on Europe economically which, in a sense brought a new sense of independence to the United States. Also, it brought up great political leaders and a surge of nationalism go through the new republic. It furthermore led to the Monroe Doctrine which was making America more independent. The War of 1812 is sometimes referred to the Second War of Independence because it changed America politically, emotionally, and economically.
Politically, the War of 1812 moved America into a different era, it was the dying out of the Federalist Party. The Federalist Party was against the war and went far enough to have the Hartford Convention. Though it was quite small, it was a threat of secession from the Union. The news of the convention enraged the Americans and it caused the accelerated downfall of the Federalists. Also, out of the War of 1812 sprung out new, prominent, future political leaders such as Daniel...

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