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USS constitution- a large warship
Impressment- The practice of forcing people to serve in the army or navy
Embargo-The banning of trade
War hawks- A group of south western congressmen led by Henry Clay and John Calhoun who wanted war against Britain
Battle of Tippecanoe- U.S. military defeated Tecumseh and his followers
Although the British did enjoy many advantages in the war militarily, there were still disadvantages at play. For one, Britain was still in the midst of war with Napoleon in Europe, leaving only a handful of regulars, Canadian militia, and native allies to defend Canada. In addition, securing their continent was far more important than the Canadian border.
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