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America's ultimate decision to declare war on Britain in 1812

Why did Americans ultimately decide to declare war on Britain in 1812?
a. Help the French gain European dominance
b. Gain control of the British West Indies
c. Protect the Indians from British influence
d. Show the world they could defend themselves

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After years of "Impressment" ( the kidnapping of sailors off American merchant ships followed by placing them on English merchant and warships) the ...