Name: Rebecca Kelly Date: February 19th 2013
The War of 1812 is seen as a simple complication to the British. They figured that they had much more important matters on their hands fighting with Napoleon. The Canadians saw it as the Americans just being aggressive. However for us, the Americans we saw it as a confusion of loyalties and boundaries. The forces behind the Americans entering this war were for our personal interests and concerns. The political, geographical and nationalistic forces gave us the push to tell Britain they couldn’t do whatever they wished. Topic Sentence: The expansion of America
1) Supporting fact: the United States began expanding their territory shortly after the revolutionary war. 2) Supporting fact: a place that caused trouble was the Great Lakes 3) Supporting fact: as the British began taking their seamen, they Americans became angry and attacked Canada trying to occupy it.
Topic Sentence: The British Navy began to seize American seaman and attack the home frontier 1) Supporting fact: Britain launched an attack on New York. But is saved by McDonough 2) Supporting fact: Washington D.C. was set on fire. The Capitol and the White house forcing the president to leave 3) Supporting fact: the approximated amount of men harmed or taken by the British was around 6,000
Topic Sentence: Economical forces dealt with the loss of the materials destroyed or taken by Britain. Political forces dealt with the “competition” between the presidential support of Jefferson and Madison. 1) Supporting fact: Hogshead and Molasses were aboard the ships. 2) Supporting fact: Jefferson could’ve gone to war with England with great support but instead decided to place embargos. 3) Supporting fact: Madison sent a message to congress that listed the complaints about England. It was barely approved.
Conclusion: Even though the War of 1812 wasn’t as impacting as he others, it plays a significant...