In many cases, Britain ignored the United States neutrality. One case is as shown in the picture, they captured and used American sailors for their Navy. Also, a British warship named Leopard delayed an American warship called the Chesapeake in 1807, this ended with several killed and wounded.
The Embargo Act was placed, it stopped trade with all international countries. This affected many merchants, as they lost a lot of money because they couldn't get the products they needed. Then, the Non-intercourse act was placed to help merchants, they were now free to negotiate with anyone other than France and Britain.
The Treaty and More Fighting
The British were helping the Native Americans by giving them firearm. They did this to try and keep the Americans from expanding west. This lead to the battle of Tippecanoe, where Britain and Native Americans were fighting with American settlers over land.
The Relationship After
The Americans declared war. It ended up being a war of pride and humiliation. Both nations did silly things to humiliate the other. The british set the U.S. capitol on fire to hopefully send a message, but the capitol was saved due to a tornado and storm.
Both nations signed the Treaty of Ghent, the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain. However, the news about the treaty did not fully get around yet. Two weeks after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, British soldiers attacked New Orleans. Luckily American soldiers were ready and ended up winning the battle.
Before the war the two had a parent- child relationship were Britain tried to control was the United States. After the war, the U.S. showed how strong they actually are. They ended up having a sibling like relationship where neither nation tried to control the other.