Causes of the 1812 War

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  • British
  • Causes of the 1812 WAR
  • There were several immediate stated causes for the U.S. declaration of War. First, a series of trade restictions introduced by britain to impede American trade with France, a country with which Britain was at War. (the U.S. contested these restictions as illegal under international law.) Second, the impressment (forced recruitment) of U.S. seamen into the Royal Navy.
  • American
  • IMPRESSMENT of U.S. Citizens
  • Of all causes for the War of 1812, the IMPRESSMENT of American Sailors into the Royal Navy was the most important for many Americans.
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  • Interference with American Shipping
  • FIRE!
  • The treaty was silent an the issues of commercial rights that had led to War. When war between Britain and France ended in 1815, so did British interference with American shipping.
  • British support of Native-American resistance
  • WAR!
  • In the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, the first white settlers in America inhabited the eastern Seaboard. There are whites either made treaties with the native American groups to buy land or they forcibly took indian land.
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