The War of 1812: A Report

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The War of 1812 The War of 1812 was a conflict between the United States, who had only achieved independence from their British oppressors less than 40 years before, and the British Empire, including Canada. The conflict between the United States and the British Empire lasted approximately two years and eight months. There are many factors that led to the United States declaring war on the British Empire including trade restrictions that were put in place because of the conflict between the British Empire and France, impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy, and British support of Native Americans who were opposed to American territorial expansion. The United States declared war on the British Empire on June 18, 1812. One of the factors that led to the United States' declaration of war were the trade restrictions put in place by Britain and France, who were in conflict with each other. While the United States had passed the Non-Intercourse Act in 1809, which had aimed at restricting trade between the United States and the British Empire, and the United States and France, Britain and France were unhappy with the embargo against them and began seizing United States commercial ships and auctioned off their cargos, unwillingly pulling the United States into the conflict between the Britain and France (Taylor, n.d.). Another major factor that contributed to the declaration of war was the impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy. British warships
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