The War Of 1812 And Its Effect On Foreign Relations

1101 Words Mar 21st, 2016 5 Pages
After the American Revolutionary War was declared in 1775, the newly founded United States did not declare war again until the War of 1812. Britain did not respect the neutrality policy of the U.S. during the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. The British started to impress U.S. sailors into the British navy, leading to the declaration of war against Britain. The Treaty of Ghent was signed to conclude the war and to restore prewar boundaries. However, this fairly small war had immense consequences. Some consequences had an influence on foreign relations, American fishing rights, the development of the Rush-Bagot agreement, as well as the evolvement of the Monroe Doctrine. In addition, all of these outcomes allowed for an increase in domestic manufacturing and trade. The morale of the country was also boosted as a result of the war, affecting both foreign relations and American industry, because the citizens of the United States developed new ideas about trading with other countries and advancing in the manufacture of products within the country.
After the War of 1812, the United States faced many economic problems. The U.S. came up against foreign competition, especially from Britain. British goods were not sold in the United States after the Embargo Act of the early 1800s. At the end of the War of 1812, products from Britain came back into the United States. Britain was already an industrialized country. It made and sold goods at a cheaper price than American products could be…
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