War of 1812

United States v.s Great Britain

What was the War of 1812?

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain. This war was fought both on land and sea. The United states declared war on June 18, 1812 because Britain wouldn't stop seizing American ships when they trying to trade with France. The war ended December 24, 1814. There was no geographical changes.

How America was Affected by the War

The war created patriotism and joined the nation, but most importantly was the legacy of the Star Spangled Banner. Even though there was no "winner", America felt they were strong and could defend their country from foreign threats. Many Americans felt extremely confident in their country creating "the Era of Good Feeling."
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How Great Britain was Affected by the War

In 1814 (after the war of 1812) Britain was not in war with France any more. Making neutral trade. Britain also banded their policy of impressment. Impressment means the act of forcing people into the navy. Not many things changed for the British, most importantly they got to keep Canada.
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