The Second War Of Independence

907 WordsNov 21, 20154 Pages
America, the land of the free, gained its original independence by fighting off the British in the Revolutionary War. With the British infringing on their unalienable rights, the American colonist knew they needed to take action to stop the overpowering British monarchy to preserve their freedom. The same situation arose in 1803 when the British started seizing American ships and stealing their goods. By 1812 the United States was fed up with Great Britain and their rebellious acts towards them. The United States declared war on June 18, 1812. Why is it that the American people consider the War of 1812 to be the second war of independence? The war of 1812 was filled with very complex battle fought both on the ground and at sea. This was one of the first major wars the U.S. fought in after becoming a sovereign nation and it taught them many lessons. But by fighting their old master a second time they were able to prove to the world again that they were a free country and they will be able to stand up their for their Independence. Throughout the war of 1812 the American government learned many great lessons that helped the United States grow as a whole. By fighting the War of 1812 the United States was standing up for their sovereign rights and fighting for their independence a second time. The War of 1812 The war of 1812 could possibly be the least know war in American history. At the time the British were preoccupied with the Napoleonic wars. They couldn’t send any
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