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  War of 1812
At a critical battle in the War of 1812, British General Isaac Brock and 200...
Fort York was sacked twice by the Americans during the War of 1812 (courtesy Library and Archives Canada/C-40091).
Tecumseh allied his forces with those of the British during the War of 1812, and his active participation was crucial.
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  War of 1812 - MSN Encarta
War of 1812, conflict between the United States and Britain that began in 1812 and lasted until early 1815.
Madison’s War,” but others saw it as a “second war of independence,” an opportunity for Americans to defend their freedom and honor in the face of European disrespect.
The War Hawks now felt they could enlist federal aid against Native Americans and their British allies by supporting a war to stop British interference with American trade on the seas.
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  War of 1812 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The War of 1812 (in Britain, the American War of 1812 to 1815) was fought between the United States of America and British North America (see Upper Canada and Lower Canada) from 1812 to 1815 on land and sea.
In the Northwest Territory, the War was, in a sense, a continuation of Tecumseh's War after his defeat in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811.
Throughout the war, the British Secretary of State for War and the Colonies was the Earl of Bathurst.
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 Illinois War of 1812 Veterans Database
This database indexes the names of Illinois militiamen listed on the War of 1812 muster rolls included in the ninth volume of the Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1902).
The War Department extracted information from its muster and payrolls to produce the compiled records during the last of the 19th century.
Illinois veterans of the War of 1812 were either from St. Clair County or Randolph County.
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 Category:War of 1812 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is War of 1812.
The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and United Kingdom from 1812 to 1815, on land in North America and at sea around the world.
Although the United States was officially at war with Great Britain, more than half of the British forces were made up of Canadian militia.
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 War of 1812
The War of 1812 began on June 18, when President James Madison officially proclaimed the U.S. to be at war with Great Britain.
The war was also the result of the influence of the so called War Hawks in Congress, Henry Clay and other westerners who wanted to acquire moreland by conquering Canada.
1812- General Stephen Van Rensselaer was defeated in the battle of Queenstown Heights, Canada, on the Niagara frontier by the British and Indians.
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 New Georgia Encyclopedia: War of 1812 and Georgia
The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Britain between 1812 and 1815.
These are the Creek War of 1813-14, the British blockade, and the British occupation of St.
One of the concerns of Americans who voted for war against Britain in 1812 was the British navy's heavy-handed enforcement of trade restrictions to continental Europe.
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 History & Genealogy - Military - Brief History of TN in War of 1812
The War of 1812 was a defining period in the early history of Tennessee.
When war was declared on Great Britain in June 1812, it was a Tennessean, Congressman Felix Grundy, who was given the lion’s share of credit (or blame) for steering Congress toward a declaration of war against one of the mightiest military powers of the day.
At the onset of the war, the theater of operations was concentrated on the Canadian-American border.
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 War of 1812   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The congressional vote to enter the War of 1812 showed that many Americans were unclear about whether to fight and exactly what the war was all about.
A congressional committee in early 1812 had determined that a fleet of 12 ships of the line and 20 frigates would be large enough to protect the U.S. because of how thinly spread the English fleet was stretched blockading France.
The War of 1812 with Britain was difficult for the new Nation.
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 War of 1812
The War of 1812 is one of the forgotten wars of the United States.
The war lasted for over two years, and while it ended much like it started; in stalemate; it was in fact a war that once and for all confirmed American Independence.
The following entries were taken from the War of 1812 section of the MultiEducator CD Rom entitled:"New Nation: America 1787-1820" chronicles the history of the United States from the writing of the Constitution through to the War of 1812.
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 Straight Dope Staff Report: Did Canada win the War of 1812?
The idea that America won the war of 1812 is a myth, though one commonly believed by Americans.
Thus the War of 1812 passed into history not as a futile and costly struggle in which the United States had barely escaped dismemberment and disunion, but as a glorious triumph in which the nation had single-handedly defeated the conqueror of Napoleon and the Mistress of the Seas.
The War of 1812 is credited by some as the progenitor of Manifest Destiny.
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 War of 1812
There were women involved in the War of 1812 on both the American and British sides, and through their reminisces, letters and journals, you can get a glimpse of what it was like in this war that spanned many acres and took two and a half years.
War of 1812 in the Northwest from Ohio Historical Society
and the War of 1812 in the Northwest
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 War of 1812
The North American War of 1812 between the United States and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is one of several wars associated with that year.
In 1815 in "The War of 1812 and Slavery" John Quincy Adams specifically complains that the War of 1812 was instigate by "British Naval Commanders" who "carried away from the United States" and liberated slaves".
At the beginning of the War of 1812 it is estimated that perhaps one third of the inhabitants of Upper Canada for example were American born, some were United Empire Loyalists but others had come just for the cheap farmland and many had little loyalty to the British Crown at the beginning of the war.
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 War of 1812 - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The War of 1812, also known as "The War Nobody Wanted to Name", was a ridiculously embarrassing conflict fought between the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Antarctica.
The war against Great Britain proceeded much more slowly, because the tiny wooden sailing ships of both nations were effectively lost in the enormous vastness of the Atlantic Ocean, where they were all consumed by sea dragons.
The War of 1812 was further instigated by the composition of the Overture of 1812 by Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky.
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 Canada and The War of 1812
The war was primarily caused by the British Navy's boarding of American ships to forcibly enlist any sailors of British origin and its attempts to prevent the United States from trading with France.
It was one of the compelling stories of the war; how she lost her shoes and walked in darkness, barefoot, through the woods, finally running into a British patrol under a Lieutenant Fitzgibbon to warn them of the American plans.
The War of 1812 was of enormous significance to Canada.
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 War of 1812
The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815, although the peace treaty ending the war was signed in Europe in December 1814.
U.S. forces were not ready for war, and American hopes of conquering Canada collapsed in the campaigns of 1812 and 1813.
In the West, Gen. William HULL surrendered Detroit to the British in August 1812; on the Niagara front, American troops lost the Battle of Queenston Heights in October; and along Lake Champlain the American forces withdrew in late November without seriously engaging the enemy.
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 War of 1812. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Among the prominent “war hawks” in the 12th Congress were Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Langdon Cheves, Felix Grundy, Peter Porter, and others, who managed to override the opposition of John Randolph and of the moderates.
New England, never sympathetic with the war, now became openly hostile, and the question of secession was taken up by the Hartford Convention.
The final action of the war took place after the signing of the treaty, when Andrew Jackson decisively defeated the British at New Orleans on Jan. 8, 1815.
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 Today in History: June 18
On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, marking the beginning of the War of 1812.
Hiram Cronk, who was thought to have been the last surviving veteran of the War of 1812, died at the age of 105.
James Bird," a ballad that tells the story of a soldier who distinguished himself for bravery at the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812 but later was shot as a deserter.
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 A History of the War of 1812   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the time of the American Revolution until the War of 1812, the main trading centres in Lower Canada were Quebec and Montreal; in Upper Canada, Kingston and Niagara (and later York) were the main ports.
In the years between the American Revolution and the War of 1812, many Loyalists (colonists who were loyal to the King) made their way north from the United States to settle in the Canadas and other colonies, in part responding to the Crown’s policy of land grants for Loyalists who swore allegiance to the King.
Therefore, on the eve of the War of 1812, the main American ports around Lake Ontario included Forts Oswego and Niagara, while the British were based in Kingston, York, and Niagara.
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 War of 1812
War of 1812 - British interference with American trade, impressment of American seamen, and “War...
War of 1812: Negotiations for Peace - Negotiations for Peace The Fort McHenry setback and the American victory at Plattsburgh helped to...
War of 1812: Course of the War - Course of the War War was declared June 18, 1812.
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 The War of 1812: Introduction
Despite the fact that most of Britain’s supplies for the Napoleonic war came from America and Canada -from beef to feed the Duke of Wellington’s army, to the oak trees essential to maintain Britain’s majestic navy.
The ostensible reasons for the war seemed to have been forgotten once the opening shots were sounded.
In 1812, Americans were determined to make another attempt at eradicating the British presence in North America, and settle "the Indian question" once and for all.
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 War of 1812 Shipwrecks
Shortly after the War of 1812 began he was ordered to the lake, where he was to create and command a naval squadron.
During the first two years of the war, 1812 and 1813, Macdonough’s ‘warships’ consisted of merchant sloops that were strengthened and armed.
"Linnet: A Brig from the War of 1812," The INA Quarterly, Vol.
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 War of 1812 : Napoleonic Era : Britain : Canada : America : Battle of New Orleans :
In 1812, the American War of Independence was still within living memory for governments in London and Washington.
The war at sea was essentially limited to duels between single ships - and for the first time in a very long while the British navy came up against an opponent that could match its own prowess.
The war, however, then swung America's way, with a naval battle at Lake Erie halting a British amphibious push and a land encounter, at Thames River, leading to a British surrender after the death of Tecumseh and the desertion of his warriors.
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The Indians were not satisfied and took advantage of the War of 1812 to side with the British.
Fort Dearborn (near the present site of Chicago) was evacuated in the early part of the war while the British and their Native American allies were trying to gain control of the area.
After the war the men of the military were given land bounties in the Illinois Territory.
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 Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
In the early stages of the war, the American navy scored victories in the Atlantic and on Lake Erie while Britain concentrated its military efforts on its ongoing war with France.
It gained special significance during the Civil War, a time when many Americans turned to music to express their feelings for the flag and the ideals and values it represented.
It remained on view there for nearly 50 years, except for two years during World War II, during which time it was housed in a government warehouse in Virginia, to be protected from possible bombing raids on the nation’s capital.
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 Amazon.com: The War of 1812: A FORGOTTEN CONFLICT: Books: Donald R. Hickey   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Imagine a war where the majority political party railroads the minority party into joining it, where the rationale for declaring it is hastily revised when the original purpose is exposed as reckless, where the imagined economic benefit morphs into an economic hardship.
Ignorance about the war of 1812 is rife, thus the name of Donald Hickey's engrossing work The War of 1812, a Forgotten Conflict, and this is one of the reasons it's so interesting.
In fact the War of 1812 ended in a virtual draw with a superior foe, reflecting well on the courage and ability of the underdog, who was us.
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 American Merchant Marine and Privateers in War of 1812
The battle cry was; "Free Trade and Sailors' Rights!" During the War of 1812, the U.S. Navy and Privateers together captured 30,000 prisoners, while the American army captured 6,000 British prisoners.
During the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 the privateer had to be bold and daring in order to survive and to see financial rewards for bringing his prizes to port.
The Naval War of 1812 or the History of the United States Navy during the Last War with Great Britain to Which Is Appended an Account of the Battle of New Orleans Text of book by Theodore Roosevelt published 1883
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 SparkNotes: The War of 1812 (1809-1815): Summary
The immediate causes of the War of 1812 were a series of economic sanctions taken by the British and French against the US as part of the Napoleonic Wars and American outrage at the British practice of impressment, especially after the Chesapeake incident of 1807.
The war began with an attack on Canada, both as an effort to gain land and to cut off British supply lines to Tecumseh's Indian confederation, which had long troubled the US.
Although the war had sheltered New England manufacturing from British competition, New England merchant shipping had been seriously hurt, and a group of Federalists met at the Hartford Convention in late 1814 to discuss their grievances.
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