The Four Perspectives Of The War Of 1812

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There are 4 different perspectives to the War of 1812, American, Canadian, British, and Native American. These 4 perspectives need to be looked at in order to understand the full measure of the War of 1812. Each side had their own reasons for fighting and their perceived outcome. From June 1812 – February 1815, the United States fought a war against Great Britain, Native Americans, and Canadians. Most Americans today have either forgotten or remember very little about this war. The reason for this is that there was president associated with the war. President James Madison as a war leader is greatly overshadowed by the likes of George Washington and the Revolutionary War, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, Woodrow Wilson and World War 1, or Franklin Roosevelt and War World 2. Also there were seven or eight theaters of war during this time, but only 3 capable Generals, Andrew Jackson, Winfield Scott, and Jacob Brown. No capable leader or general emerged to carry the nation to victory. The causes and complexity of this war are not understood today. Most agree that the Orders in Council and the issue of impressment were the main reasons which started the War. The Order of…show more content…
It also give a momentous lift to the political or military careers of other men. The War of 1812 looked more to the past then to its future, it echoed the philosophy and problems of the American Revolution rather than exploring new ones. It was it second and last time that America was the underdog, tried to conquer Canada, and the Indians played any major role. The war was unusual in generating such heated political opposition and nearly distinctive in ending the war in a draw. Though most Americans pretended that they had win the war, they could point to a few gains to withstand this claim. It is this lack of victory that may best explain why the war was little
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