Causes of the War of 1812 (History)
Updated: 1/31/2021
Causes of the War of 1812 (History)

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  • Causes of the War of 1812
  • Causes of the War of 1812
  • Cause: Impressment of the US
  • Cause: Meddling with Trading
  • 5 Causes of the War of 1812 between Britan and America
  • Cause: Americans Expanding into the Northwest
  • During 1792 and 1812, the British would go on to American ships to inspect them. They would capture the seamen on the ships to force them to work on warships. Around 18,000 soldiers were captured during these inspections.
  • Cause: Warhawks
  • Since Britain and France were previously in war and France lost, France began trading and working with America. Britain didn't want France to trade with other countries and vice versa. France and Britain tried meddling with each other's trading by using blockades and forced inspection.
  • Cause: American Jingoism
  • Americans were expanding into the Northwest and moving into First Nations territory. The First Nations said the treaties were being broke and asked the British for help. The British supplied the First Nations with weapons to fight back, though they feared that the Americans would move into Upper Canada. The First Nations primarily worked with Britain.
  • The Warhawks were a group of young politicians in America that believed that Britain had defied America's honour too much. They had worked to push America into war. Its main leaders were Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Felix Grundy.
  • American politicians spoke a lot of jingoism (aggressive talk that is in favour of war). They said that American troops should invade Canada to protect themselves. They said that they would be welcomed in Canada because British North Americans were unhappy living in the monarchy.