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WAR OF 1812

The start of the war

"Hello it's Rachel Hanna and I am reporting live from Washington D.C, about the war of 1812." It all started with two sides France and Great Britain. Neither of the sides wanted the other side to trade with the U.S. So Great Britain blockaded French ports so the United States couldn't trade goods with them. When the arguing kept on going the French and the British had a battle at sea. The British lost some of their sailors so they captured the American sailors. Though Great Britain was already in a conflict over the Northwest Territory.