The War Of 1812, American, British, And Native American Essay

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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 Council, which restricted American trade with Europe and impressment which the Royal Navy used to remove seaman from both American merchant and military vessels. Moreover the only way that the United States could hit Great Britain was to attack Canada, this made it seem like a war to gain territory. If

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