Although the british had powerful war ships they were mainly scattered across the globe America had well trained sailors and new powerful war ships American vessels normally defeated british vessles on one non one duels.
Getting indians to attack us
Why should are small force attack a much larger one? Think about all the land you could get if we defeat them.
Another factor to the war was interfering with neutrality the British was getting in the way of trading and capturing ships same with the French.
Burning of whitehouse
A effect of the war was the american manufacturing was boosted because the imports they normally got were cut off so they had to manufacture there own goods.
Boost of american pride
Also the british was trying to convince the american indians to attack are millitary bases so we had more than the british to worry about.
Another cause to the war was that the british went to the white house and set it on fire and left it to burn because the us did not support them in the war.
one effect to the war was a boost in national pride because the americans thought that brittian and France were making fun of there country so they wanted to prove them wrong.