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American-British War of 1812

Why did the United States declare war on Great Britain in 1812? Could this war have been avoided?

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1. Why did the United States declare war on Great Britain in 1812?

On June 12, 1912, the United States declared War on Great Britain. There were a number of reported reasons for the declaration of war, and was a direct result of long simmering disputes between them and Great Britain.

The central dispute involved the impressment of American soldiers by the British, but there were also impressments of ...

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