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what impacts did the war of 1812 leave on America. Also, were there political divisions, additional military engagement

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War of 1812

In order to answer the questions above, a brief background on the War of 1812 is required. President Madison, with the prodding of Congress, signed the declaration of war against Britain on June 18, 1812. Why was Congress so eager for war? There were a number of issues that led to the declaration of war against Great Britain in 1812: 1) the British had been instigating the Native Americans to attack Americans on the frontier 2) blockages of the American coast had decimated American trade 3) the British seized and searched American ships illegaly and 4) the British were illegally impressing American seamen into service in the British navy.

Congress was also being influenced by young Republican legislators that brought a more aggressive attitude with them to serve in Washington. Among these legislators were Henry Clay of Kentucky and John C. Calhoun of ...

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This solution offers a discussion of the War of 1812. It includes some of the impacts the War of 1812 had on America.