The war of 1812
Militia life, and history of the war
History of the battle
What caused the war
It was caused in part by disagreements over shipping and trade on the high seas. It was also fought to decide how much influence the United States would have in foreign affairs. The United States was a brand new country and the leaders risked national disaster going to war with powerful Great Britain a second time. Support in the US was divided with the West and South looking for a fight, but people of the New England strongly opposed to war. As the war continued, opposition became much stronger
Theese are some pictures of the battles
How the war ended
- The War of 1812 ended when the Treaty of Ghent was signed at the end of 1814, guaranteeing that the United States and Britain would end their battle.
Citizens who worked in the militia had no experience in military life. The soldiers family and properties were at risk because during the invasions and they were called to serve elsewhere in the province. The supply system wasn’t efficient partially due to theft of supplies, but mainly due to poor roads and the interception of supplies by enemy action. It wasn’t always possible to provide proper food, clothes, and shelter. This incident led to many problems between the military and civilians.