The war 1812 Essay

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the war 1812

From the end of the American Revolution in 1783, the United States had been irritated by
the failure of the British to withdraw from American territory along the Great Lakes,
their backing of the Indians on America's frontiers and their unwillingness to sign
commercial agreements favorable to the United States.

American resentment grew during the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) and the
Napoleonic Wars (1803-15), in which Britain and France were the main combatants.

In time, France came to dominate much of the continent of Europe, while Britain remained
supreme on the seas. The two powers also fought each other commercially: Britain attempted
to blockade the continent of Europe, and France tried to prevent the sale of British goods
in French possessions. During the 1790s, French and British maritime policies produced
several crises with the United States, but after 1803 the difficulties became much more
serious. The British Orders in Council of 1807 tried to channel all neutral trade to
continental Europe through Great Britain, and France's Berlin and Milan decrees of 1806
and 1807 declared Britain in a state of blockade and condemned neutral shipping that
obeyed British regulations. The United States believed its rights on the seas as a neutral
were being violated by both nations, but British maritime policies were resented more
because Britain dominated the seas. Also, the British claimed the right to take from
American merchant ships any British sailors who were serving on them. Frequently, they
also took Americans. This practice of impressments became a major problem.
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