The War of 1812
By: Ryan Herman
Causes of the war
Another big deal was the land that we had purchased from France was inhabited by Native Americans. We drove them off the land to make room for the over-population in the United States. Britain saw this and noticed the Natives disliked the Americans as well, so the two formed an alliance.
Back to our second thought of over-population, we needed the land, but we WANTED too much land. We even wanted Canada! The funding for the Louisiana Purchase was meant for recruiting and training troops in case Britain was to stir up another conflict.
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Effects of the War of 1812
Now that the United States is independent, they continued/started to expand manufacturing, and that led to big things in American innovation such as the Industrial Revolution. Including the invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney, which skyrocketed the United States economy.
The British were sort of defeated, and once they knew they couldn't get all the way through, they disbanded their alliance with the Natives. Now the Natives didn't have any land due to the Louisiana Purchase and the United States being independent. This resulted in the Natives having weakened resistance.