The War of 1812
By: Reid Comita
Causes of The War of 1812
The second cause of The War of 1812 was that there was an alliance with the British and Native Americans. The Shawnee leader Tecumseh did not like the Americans coming onto their land because that land was where the Natives lived. This alliance did not play out well since Tecumseh sadly died in battle and the British left the Shawnee tribe to go to the White House to burn it.
The third cause of The War of 1812 was the westward expansion. People wanted to move west in an effort of manifest destiny. They wanted to expand more because the U.S.'s population was growing rapidly and it was beginning to become crowded. Only 5% lived west of the Appellation mountains. That soon changed.
The fourth cause of The War of 1812 was the War Hawkes. The War Hawkes were a group of three men who wanted to have war with Britan. They wanted the land but America had already signed a treaty sadly. Their names were Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun.
Francis Scott Key
Effects of the War of 1812
The second effect was that it weakened the Native Americans so that we could continue westward expansion without harm from the Native Americans. This was good because there was a large population increase.
The last effect was that U.S. manufacturing grew as The War of 1812 ended making inventions like the cotton gin. US manufacturing more and more goods made Americans believe in the stability of their country.