What caused the War of 1812?

Have you ever wondered?

Where it all began!

The war began with an attack on Canada as an effort to gain land and to cut off British supply lines to Tecumseh's Indian confederation. It had troubled the U.S. for a long time. The battles in Canada were not as easy has the War Hawks had hoped.

That's not all though!

Another cause was...

Kidnapping (impressment) of the American sailors. The kidnapped American sailors were forced to work on the British ships. Between the dates of 1803-1812 the British had kidnapped about 6,000 American sailors.
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The western members of the House of Representatives role...

The western members of the house of representatives, also known as the "Warhawks" wanted to expand Canada. This caused a conflict and yet another cause of the war of 1812.

Congressman Henry Clay demanded war against Britain. The war Hawks wanted British out of Canada.

But there's more!!

The Battle of Tippecanoe

The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought November 7, 1811, during Tecumseh's War. The Battle of Tippecanoe created tensions between Britain and the United States as several Americans blamed the British for leading the tribes to violence. In June 1812 the outbreak of the War of 1812 began.