Why was the war of 1812 favored by the South and West and opposed by New England? Includes a bibliogrophy.
845 Words3 Pages
Why was the war of 1812 favored by the south and west and opposed by New England?
The War of 1812 is one of the most complex wars of the United States. The war lasted for over two years, and while it ended as it had started, in stalemate, it was in fact a war that once and for all confirmed American Independence. The United States declared War on Great Britain on June 12, 1812. The war was declared as a result of long simmering disputes with Great Britian. The central dispute was based on the impressing of American soldiers by the British. The British had previously attacked the USS Chesapeake and nearly caused a war two year earlier (Horsman, 1-4). In addition, disputes continued with Great Britain over the Northwest Territories and the…show more content… In October 1814, the Massachusetts legislature issued a call to the other New England states for a conference. Representatives were sent by the state legislatures of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Other delegates from New Hampshire and Vermont were popularly chosen by the Federalists (Horsman, 1-4). The meetings were held in secret. The moderates prevailed in the convention. The proposal to secede from the Union was