The Battle Of The War Of 1812

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The War of 1812 had many tremendous battles that featured the newly formed American Army verse the well-established British forces. The Americans were forced to declare war of the British because the British refused to stop interfering with American trade, impressment of American sailor, and support for Indian attacks on new American settlements. The United States had to quickly The Battle of Baltimore was the most significant battle in the War of 1812 because it drove back the British Navy into the Atlantic Ocean, gave America hope after the White House was burned, and gave Francis Scott Key the inspiration to write the poem that would be turned into the national anthem of the country.
The first reason why the Battle of Baltimore was the most important was because the victory drove back the British forces back towards the Atlantic Ocean. In August 1814, the British had begun to launch raids on small towns around the Chesapeake Bay, which took place in the states of Virginia and Maryland. Britain had several goals in their Chesapeake Bay Campaign; the most important was to create a diversion that would relieve pressure on their forces fighting in the Northeast. Controlling the Chesapeake Bay not only gave Britain the advantage of the many small towns situated along the bays coastline, but the important major cities of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland. An attack on Washington D.C. would deliver a serious blow to Americans ' pride and self-confidence. Considered a

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