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The War of 1812

How did the War of 1812 affect the US economy?

The War of 1812 had a negative effect on the US economy, as there was a lot of fighting. During the war, British troops attacked Washington and set the White House and Capitol Hill on fire. This...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018 4:43 am UTC

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List the reasons the US went to war against Britain in the War of 1812.

The first reason why the United States fought Britain in the War of 1812 was to end the practice of impressment against American sailors. The United States traded with Britain and France during the...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2018 2:35 pm UTC

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To what extent did the War of 1812 constitute a "second American revolution"?

The War of 1812 was at the time often denominated a "second war of independence," as it marked the second time the U.S. had rebelled against presumed British tyranny. Even though the U.S. did not...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2011 2:42 am UTC

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How did the War of 1812 affect American industry?

The War of 1812 (and the war in Europe more broadly) had the effect of promoting domestic manufacturing in the United States. During the war, the British Navy blockaded much of the American coast....

Latest answer posted April 27, 2018 6:05 pm UTC

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Why Was The War Of 1812 A Turning Point For The Early United States

The series of American naval victories in 1813 beginning with the Constitution and United States had the capacity to boost American morale, the shift in the American mindset had such an impact,...

Latest answer posted August 2, 2008 12:12 pm UTC

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What were the significant outcomes of the War of 1812 on the United States? 

There were significant outcomes for the United States as a result of the War of 1812. One major impact was that it showed that the United States could hold its own if it fought against a major...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2018 6:02 pm UTC

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Why did Americans see an increase in manufacturing during the War of 1812?

During the War of 1812, the British blockade of the Eastern seaboard of the United States meant that the U.S. was cut off from European manufactured goods. As a result, American industries...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2017 1:51 pm UTC

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How did the War of 1812 affect economic development in the postwar period?

At the end of the War of 1812, a significant boom occurred in the growth of industrialization, and thus the economy, throughout the United States. Prior to the war of 1812, over 90% of the country...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019 5:20 pm UTC

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What were some consequences of the War of 1812?

The Treaty of Ghent which ended the War of 1812, made no mention of the practice of Impressment, over which the war was fought. In essence, the Treaty re-established the Status Quo Ante Bellum (the...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2012 12:00 am UTC

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The War of 1812: avoidable or destined?

Hmm. I guess I'm the tie breaker! The war was unavoidable. If it hadn't been that war, it would have been another one. In order for our young nation to prove its strength, we needed to fight....

Latest answer posted August 15, 2011 5:07 am UTC

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In what ways did the new spirit of nationalism that emerged after the War of 1812 affect economic and judicial policies?

The new spirit of nationalism affected many parts of American life after the War of 1812. People moved farther West and took more land from the Native Americans. This led to calls for improved...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2019 6:56 pm UTC

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How did the War of 1812 influence American domestic politics?

The War of 1812 influenced domestic politics both instantly and for decades to come. The primary influence was with the death of the Federalist Party. The Federalists, who sided with Britain in the...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2019 1:42 pm UTC

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What were the main military engagements in the War of 1812 and what was the outcome of each?

The War of 1812 was basically fought on three fronts: Naval engagements in the Atlantic Ocean; naval action in the Great Lakes and military battles along the Canadian border; and in the Southern...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2011 10:23 am UTC

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What were the key issues that led to the War of 1812?

There were several arguments that were made for going to war with Great Britain in 1812. First there were those who hoped to gain new territory from a war with Britain. They felt the U.S. could...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2011 7:25 am UTC

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Discuss the primary causes of the American decision to declare war on Great Britain in 1812.

There are a few major reasons why the United States went to war with Great Britain in 1812. At the time, France and Great Britain were already at war. Great Britain was going to great lengths to...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 5:09 pm UTC

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How did British impressment of sailors contribute to the war of 1812?  

Service in the British Navy was exceptionally brutal; so much so that sailors were not allowed to leave their own ship when in home port, for fear that they would not return. When British ships...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2012 7:53 am UTC

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What was "impressment" in US history?

Impressment was something that was done by the British but which had a major impact on American history. Impressment was the British practice of taking private sailors from British ships or sea...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2012 4:55 am UTC

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Examine the conflicts between Native Americans and white Americans that led to the War of 1812.

The conflict between Native Americans and white settlers along the Western frontier was not the primary cause of the War of 1812, but it was a major factor in the conflict. According to the Treaty...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2018 4:12 pm UTC

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What caused the War of 1812?

The War of 1812 had several causes: Great Britain's War with France. Despite brief peaceful interludes, Britain and France had been at war for hundreds of years. Now that the United States was...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2016 4:55 pm UTC

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Describe the divisions that emerged within the Republican party during Jefferson's second term.

One such rift was the rift between Jefferson and Burr. Burr, whose political ambition was considered dangerous by both Democratic-Republicans and Federalists, was dropped as Jefferson's running...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2020 12:52 am UTC

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What might have happened if America had won the War of 1812?

The War of 1812 (1812–1815) was a draw. Your question is interesting but answering it involves more speculation than facts. These types of questions are problematic for historians. American...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2019 12:10 pm UTC

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When was Catherine Lundy born and when did she die? What did she do during the War of 1812?

Well, considering the Battle at Niagara Falls is also called "The Battle of Lundy's Lane," I would say that Catherine Lundy was a special woman indeed in regards to the War of 1812! In short, one...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2015 1:52 am UTC

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What were the primary factors which led to the War of 1812?

The War of 1812 happened largely because the English had not really accepted the idea that the US was an independent country. The things that England did led Americans to want to go to war....

Latest answer posted August 15, 2013 8:07 pm UTC

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What were the causes and consequences of the War of 1812? The Sedition Act of 1798 was the first attempt to legally...

The War of 1812 took place for three reasons. First, American trade on the high seas was hindered by the British and their powerful navy. Second, the British navy impressed sailors into their...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2020 2:36 am UTC

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What were the issues that led to the War of 1812?

There were several important issues that brought about the War of 1812 with Great Britain. First of all, it must be remembered that at this time, Britain and France were at war. Because of this,...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2011 7:51 am UTC

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What events led to the War of 1812 and what was the significance of the war for America?

The ostensible reason given for the American declaration of war on Great Britain was the impressment of American sailors to serve on British ships. This occurred at a time when the Franco-British...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2012 6:41 pm UTC

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Assess the overall impact of the War of 1812.

I think that one impact of the war was that it forever ended the threat of Britain to America. What the American Revolution brought about, the War of 1812 forcefully finalized it. There would...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012 7:20 pm UTC

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What were the major effects of the War of 1812 on the United States? And how did the war help to produce what became...

The Embargo Act (1807) passed by Congress forbade US merchants from trading with either France or England, who were fighting each other during the Napoleonic Wars. The War of 1812 should be seen...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2009 12:22 am UTC

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President James Monroe wrote of the importance of maintaining cordial relations with European nations, yet he also...

President Monroe's foreign policy, called the Monroe Doctrine, was remarkably similar to that of a later president, Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt famously said that, when it came to foreign policy,...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2020 8:51 am UTC

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Explain why the War of 1812 started and what it did for the country? 

During the Franco-British Wars, American merchants had traded with both sides, even though the U.S. was nominally neutral. Both sides took steps to prevent American trade with the other. However,...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012 11:40 pm UTC

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Describe Andrew Jackson's role in the War of 1812.

During the War of 1812, Andrew Jackson proved to be a distinguished Major General of the Tennessee Militia, earning himself in due course the reputation of a national war hero. Throughout his long...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2020 8:39 am UTC

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When did the War of 1812 take place?

The answer to this question may seem somewhat obvious, but in reality the War of 1812, which did, in fact, begin in 1812, was an extension of a long-running conflict between the United States and...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2015 2:48 pm UTC

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The War of 1812 could be seen as a sideshow to a much larger war going on in Europe between France and its allies,...

The Napoleonic Wars in Europe had a great deal to do with the War of 1812. First, the British were understandably much more concerned with the wars in Europe than they were with fighting the United...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2012 1:25 pm UTC

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For the United States, was the War of 1812 worthwhile?

I'd say the war of 1812 was inevitable. I don't think worthwhile is really the right question here. Basically, the new country was going to be tested sooner or later, and in different ways. Since...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2012 10:51 am UTC

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Who won the War of 1812? Was it Britain/Canada or the United States?

The War of 1812 (1812–1815) was inconclusive. Neither side was able to make decisive gains during the war. America's greatest victory in the war, the Battle of New Orleans, actually occurred after...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2019 11:25 am UTC

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Impressment and shipping rights are the most commonly given reason that America declared war on England in 1812. What...

The main reason, outside of the issues of neutral shipping, that the US was upset with Britain during this time had to do with British forts and Native Americans. The British had maintained forts...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2012 1:09 pm UTC

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