War of 1812

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War of 1812

The War of 1812 had little impact in Great Britain and was generally forgotten, since it was considered to be insignificant when compared to the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo on 18 June 1815. However, this was not the case in Canada, where the war had been a matter of national survival. The war united the French-speaking and English-speaking colonies against a common enemy, giving many inhabitants a sense of nationhood as well as a sense of loyalty to Britain.

U.S. troops engaged: 286,730American battle deaths: 2,260War was declared on June 18, 1812.The U.S. declared war on Great Britain during its war with France.

War of 1812

William Henry Harrison and Tecumseh were two important people during this time frame

The United States did gain a measure of international respect for managing to withstand the British Empire. The morale of the citizens was high because they had fought one of the great military powers of the world and managed to survive, which increased feelings of nationalism; the war has often been called the "Second War of Independence." The war also contributed to the demise of the Federalist Party, which had opposed the war.

American out rage over the impressment of American sailors


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