Soldiers of 1812

How did the war of 1812 have a impact on the soldiers lives?

About the war

What is the war of 1812?

The War of 1812 was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain.

why did the war start?

The United States declared war for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by the British war with France, the impressment of many 10,000 American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support for Native American tribes fighting American settlers on the frontier, outrage over insults to national honour during the Chesapeake Leopard Affair, and American interest in annexing British territory.

How long did the war take?

The war started in 1812 and ended in 1814.The war started exactly on June,18, 1812 and ended on December,24, 1814. So it took roughly around 2 years to end.

How did the war affect their lives?

how are the soldiers affected physically?

When the soldiers started fighting in wars they were well aware of all the dangers that could happen on the job. Seeming how they knew the dangers of being in the army it did affect most of their lives. Some were severely injured, some had cuts that soon became prone to diseases and if they got a disease they had to get amputated so the disease wouldn't spread whether it was their arms or legs, some lost their ability to walk or use their arms and hands, others had broken parts, and sadly some even died and got blown up by bombs.

their food

During the war of 1812 the soldiers were on a strict and harsh diet. The soldiers were given specific ingredients to eat and drink and nothing else. Due to this some died because of this diet, because as a human you need different vitamins from other foods besides the ingredients listed below. Keep in mind they had to eat this for roughly around 2 years.


Their food:

  • a pound and a half of bread,
  • a pound of fresh or salt beef
  • a half gill of rum (2 ounces or 70 ml).

how were the soldiers affected emotionally?

Most of the soldiers of 1812 were affected emotionally. During this war people were injured, diagnosed with diseases, lost their ability to use their body parts and died. These incidents affected everyone including that person's family, friends,their general, and team mates.

How did the war of 1812 have a impact on the soldiers lives?

So getting back to my inquiry question. The war of 1812 affected the soldiers physically, health wise, and emotionally. The war had a huge impact on the soldiers life. All these incidents showed the survivors how not to take life for granted and that there are people out there risking their lives for us and some of them didn't even survive. I think the survivors should tell everyone they know to not take life for granted that is how we could make the world a better place. So don't take life for granted there are people in this world that don't have what we have. So be greatful for what you have.

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