War Of 1812 Essay Outline

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War of 1812 The War of 1812 had many actions made during it that led to the questioning if we could consider it a second war for independence. Many of the problems that occurred during this war are similar to our first war for independence, such as fighting Britain, the differing of opinions among Americans, and forming treaties after the war. The War of 1812 was fought between America and Britain and was started over the ownership of land because of Indians like the Shawnee brothers who urged other Native American’s to try to leave the white men’s ways and forget about the white men’s land laws. One of the ways thought of to rid ourselves of the problems with the Indians was to go after Canada; since …show more content…
The war benefited certain parts of the country more than others; most northerners were against the war and most southern and westerners were for the war. Political parties had their own views on the war too as most federalists where against the war. They feared that more land conquered would allow for future republicans, something they did not want to happen. When the war was declared, the House of Representatives voted 79 to 49. This War was also known as Mr. Madison’s War because of his views and opinions. After the war many new treaties where made, just like after the Revolutionary War. A treaty after the War of 1812 was the Treaty of Ghent; it basically said that there was a draw in the war and that both countries would ignore the other side’s demands, so both sides stopped fighting. Also, the Rush- Bagot Treaty was created in 1817 because of disputes over the Great Lakes. Another thing they have in common is that there were treaties made in both wars. The purpose of the War of 1812 and the purpose of the Revolutionary War are very different; since they had similar characteristics it could make you believe that this was another War for Independence. However, I believe this was not the overall reason behind the War of 1812; therefore I do not feel that this was another war for