The French and Indian War was a conflict in North America in which Great Britain fought France and their Native American allies. It lasted from 1756 until 1763, so it was also known as the Seven Years War. At the peace conference in 1763, the British received Canada from France and Florida from Spain, but permitted France to keep its West Indian sugar islands and gave Louisiana to Spain. The treaty strengthened the American colonies significantly by removing their European rivals to the north and south and opening the Mississippi Valley to westward expansion.
On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on England. The war lasted 2 years and 8 months and it killed up to 15,000 people. By 24 December, 1814, The Treaty of Ghent was signed and it was ratified by Parliament on 30 December 1814. By February 1815, The Treaty of Ghent was ratified by United States and it ended the war. There were various issues happened before the war and some of them were major causes.
Not Your Average War: The War of 1812 Often considered the Second War of Independence, The War of 1812 was a conflict between America and the British Empire. With ongoing battles between England and France in the 19th century (Napoleonic Wars), the infant United States who recently won their independence (1773-1783) found themselves in the middle of a ground-breaking war. The war began to address problems the Americans were having with the British Empire; one of them being the failure to withdraw from the territory alongside the Great Lakes and no trade/commercial agreements were in America’s favor. With tension growing between the sides, America declared war on Britain June 1812 and this war would span to January 1815 with what historians call “a no win victory”; nevertheless a movement in epic proportions to jump start America’s rich history.
War of 1812: United States Wages War The American Revolution did not mark the end of tensions and hostilities between Britain and the newly independent United States. Neither country was pleased with the agreements made at the conclusion of the American Revolution. Americans were angry with the British for failing to withdraw their British soldiers from American territory and their unwillingness to sign trade agreements favorable to the United States.
The War of 1812 was an armed conflict between the United States and Great Britain that lasted 3 years from 1812 till 1815. In this war, often labeled as “the second independence war”, there were a number of battles that cost both sides countless lives and resources. It followed a period of great tension between the two nations as a result of the treatment of neutral countries by both France and England during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.
The British was in debt. They needed assistance and support from the colonies whom they fought with to help them clear their debts from the war. This led to the Proclamation of 1763. This document stated that the colonists could not settle anywhere to the West of the Appalachian Mountains. This was because the British had recently finished a war with the French and Native Americans. They didn’t want to go back to war over something not worth really fighting for, such as someone settling on the land. Later, in 1770 the Boston Massacre occurred. The British soldiers began to fire at the colonist. A few colonists got killed during this event. A couple of years later, the Battle of Lexington and Concord occurred in 1775. This was the first event by the military that led to the Revolutionary War. A couple of months after the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the battle moved into Breed’s Hill. The British won this battle even though they lost a lot along the way. Later on that year, George Washington led his troops through the Delaware River to Trenton, New Jersey. They performed a surprise attack. They did the surprise attack on the Night of Christmas. In September of 1777, the turning point of the Revolutionary War. The British army of Burgoyne was captured at Saratoga. About ten year following this event, in the year of 1781, the Articles of Confederation had been ratified. All 13 states were included in the ratification. This didn’t work very well because
The Americans started out as a bunch of uncivilized colonies, but after the revolutionary war, they become a strong country that beat Britain for freedom. On Christmas night General George Washington makes a bold decision to cross the Delaware and ambushed the Hessians. Although risky, Washington brought new life to his rag tag army. General Burgoyne decides that in order to win this war, he needs to cut off New England from the rest of the colonies. Burgoyne’s plan sounded like a good idea to the British, but this action could be argued to be the reason why Britain did not win this war. Nearing the end of the war, the British were scarce on man and supplies. Washington took his army and his French allies to Yorktown and finished the British off ending the war. The most pivotal battles in determining the outcome of the American Revolution were battle of Trenton, Battle of Saratoga, and battle of Yorktown.
The Battle of Yorktown was a major turning point in the Revolutionary War and led to the creation of the United States of America. After six grueling years of war the end of the war was near. Six months before the morale of the continental army was at the lowest point of the war. Congress was bankrupt due to rampant inflation caused by the mass production of continental dollars. The continental army was being trounced in the south by the British who had regained South Carolina and Georgia. Also many of the men in the continental army were mutinying. However in July of 1780 a French force landed in Newport, Rhode Island and this boosted American morale greatly (Fleming 11-13). Russia had suggested peace negotiations between the Americans and the British however the Americans were sure that they would not be allowed their freedom or unity as the thirteen colonies. If they had entered peace negotiations without new major victories then even if they had gained their freedom they would not have been unified and would have quickly been taken over by the British once more. Washington planned to gain a major victory by recapturing New York from the British.
Introduction With the ongoing battles between England and France in the early 19th century, the newly formed United States found itself thrust in the middle of this struggle. In the early part of the century Napoleon was on a mission to once again establish a mighty French empire of early years. But with the build up of the royal British Navy the English were trying fiercely to hold Napoleon in check. The United States was determined to stay neutral and continue its trading with both nations. However several mandates passed by both France and England made this very difficult. With England’s naval blockade and the repeated search and seizure of American trade vessels, the United States, led by an aggressive group of leaders in congress known as the Young War Hawks, took a very aggressive approach to Britain and its royal navy. However, the War Hawks and President Madison also had plans of expansion in mind, to extend its boarders to the North Pole, home to royal colonies of the now hated Great Britain. With this plan and the negative feeling toward Britain, the war was just around the corner. And in June of 1812, a full-fledged war was upon them. The war, which lasted approximately two years, was a very bloody and costly battle to both the United States and Britain. Systematic Analysis To begin to look at this war we must take a look at the system the world was in at the time. The world was dominated by a bi-polar system, with France and England being the two poles.