Essay on The War Of 1812

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The War Of 1812

The topic of this book was about how the United States was unprepared when they fought the
British and how the war did'nt really have a meaning. The United States had very small
forces so therefor they were not prepared when the fought the British. Not to mention the
carelessness of William Hull. Since the treaty didnt solve the problems that Great Britain
and the United States had, the war had no purpose.The time in which it took place was
between the years of 1784 and 1814. The setting was in United States from the Great Lakes
to Louisiana to the Atlantic Ocean.The War of 1812 started because when the Americans
tried to trade with other countries, the British wouldn't let the. The British also took
American Sailors from there ships and put them in their navy. The War Hawks didn't like
what they were doing to them. President Madison, in 1812, decided to go to war with more
powerful British.When the was first started President Madison told William Hull to go to a
fort in Detroit with a platoon and find a way to take over. When they reached Mounee
River, they put all their gear, including their plans, onto a cargo ship to lighten the
load.After the ship left the harbor it was damaged by the British. The British took the
plans and attacked the American fort in Detroit. Hull didn't let his troops attack the
British and gave up the fort in panic.Later in the war Americans built a fleet of ships to
attack the British fleet in the Great Lakes. The British thought that they could surprise
the Americans by waiting for them to get ships into the water. When the Americans put the
ships into the water the British left to get more supplies. When the British returned, the
Americans were in the water. And a battle was started with the Americans on the winning
side.The battle of the War of 1812 was the battle of New Orleans. In that battle the
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