THE WAR OF 1812 WAS CAUSED BY REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF U.S. NAVAL RIGHTS.

Before the War of 1812, Britain was mired in a series of wars against France, and both countries issued various…

THE WAR OF 1812 WAS CAUSED BY REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF U.S. NAVAL RIGHTS.
THE WAR OF 1812 WAS CAUSED BY REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF U.S. NAVAL RIGHTS.

Before the War of 1812, Britain was mired in a series of wars against France, and both countries issued various orders to try to keep the United States from trading with the other that resulted in merchant ships being captured. Great Britain also used impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy to keep its ships fully staffed. After years of conflict, President James Madison finally decided that enough was enough and asked Congress for a formal declaration of war.

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