The War of 1812

24 Jun

As the last known conflict between the United States and the British Empire, the war of 1812 proved to be a pivotal battle in history. 

The war was declared by the United States as a result of tough trade barriers between the two empires, along with other interests that the US had, including annexing Canada. 

The war was fought in three principal theatres. Firstly, at sea, warships and privateers of both sides attacked each other’s merchant ships, while the British blockaded the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and mounted large-scale raids in the later stages of the war. Secondly, both land and naval battles were fought on the American–Canadian frontier, which ran along the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrencve River and the northern end of Lake ZChamplain. Thirdly, the American South and Gulf Coast also saw major land battles in which the American forces defeated Britain’s Indian allies and repulsed a British invasion force at New Orleans. 

In history, I think that countries who are closer together tend to resort to conflict, sooner or later. The war of 1812 resolved many problems that existed during that time period between the two countries, including trade issues, conflict with Indians, and other important problems. 

In other words, I think that the war of 1812 was positive, as the countries were able to get war on eachother out of their systems. 


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