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    Describe the influence of the West on the War of 1812. Why did the West endorse the War of 1812 so strongly and how did the war reflect regional differences between sections of the U.S.? How was the Creek War connected to the War of 1812 and what role did Andrew Jackson play?

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    1. Describe the influence of the West on the War of 1812. Why did the West endorse the War of 1812 so strongly and how did the war reflect regional differences between sections of the U.S.?
    The War of 1812 is often one of the forgotten wars of the United States. The war lasted for over two years, and while it ended much like it started; in stalemate; it was in fact a war that once and for all confirmed American Independence. The offensive actions of the United States failed in every attempt to capture Canada. On the other hand, the British army was successfully stopped when it attempted to capture Baltimore and New Orleans. There were a number of American naval victories in which American vessels proved themselves superior to similarly sized British vessels. http://www.historycentral.com/1812/Index.html The war was conducted in four theatres of operations: The Atlantic Ocean, The Great Lakes and the Canadian frontier, the coast of the United States and the Southern States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
    The main reasons for America declaring war on the British in 1812, including the major reasons why the West supported the War, were:
    1. American Expansionists noticed that the Canadian colonies were only lightly defended by the British, and some Americans believed that the majority in English-speaking areas, at least, would rise up and greet an American invading army as liberators: as Thomas Jefferson suggested in 1812, "the acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching, and will give us ...

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    This solution describes the influence of the West on the War of 1812. Ir also explains why the West endorses the War of 1812 so strongly and how the war reflects regional differences between sections of the U.S. It also explains how the Creek War was connected to the War of 1812 and the role that Andrew Jackson played in the process. Over a 1000 words. References are provided.

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