Conflict Essay: America Versus Other Nations Native Americans, War of 1812, and the Mexican War

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February 14, 2012
U.S. History
America vs. Other Nations

America has been a country of change, industrialization, movement, evolution, cooperation, and leadership, but the most common theme that the Unites States has seen time and time again has been conflict. But what is conflict? Conflict is defined as coming into collision or disagreement. The United States has been involved in many distinguished conflicts with other nations such as Mexico in the Mexican War and Great Britain in the War of 1812 as well as being at conflict with groups of people like the Native American. The War of 1812 was a conflict in which the United Sates was in opposition with Great Britain. This conflict was caused by Great Britain impressment of American sailors and forcing them to fight their wars against France. Because of the actions of the British the War Hawks who were members of Congress who advocated for the war against the British such as Calhoun and Clay, encouraged that America perused their right to fight back to stop the imprisonment of their citizens to restore their safety. Another cause of this war was the involvement of the British with Native Americans. Because Americans did not care for the Indians the British provided them with guns and weapons for them to attack the Americans to have an advantage in the country and help them defeat the United Sates. An important event in the War of 1812 was the Battle of New Orleans. The Battle of New Orleans was a fight that happened after the war had technically ended; this was one of the most important victories for the United Sates as a nation. This victory increased nationalism in Americans and we became more united as a nation. During this battle a new important figure arose, Andrew Jackson helped defeat the British and he became known as a national hero by everyone. As a result of our defeat of a powerful country we earned the respect of other countries and we now represented a threat. A very important effect that...
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