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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 What caused the War of 1812 By: Nick Dombroski The War of 1812 started in June of 1812 when the U.S. declared war on Great Britain. The following months, riots went on in Baltimore because the U.S. citizens didn't want the war to happen. One cause of the war, was when President Jefferson made the embargo act of 1807. That act made it illegal for American ships to go to foreign ports, and closed its own ports from the British. Another cause happened when Britain refused to repeal the Order in Council which said that they didn't want to trade with other countries. The navy of Britain enforced this. The people of Britain didn't like this because they needed more goods. The U.S. Senate voted 19 to 13 in favor for the war his was the first time that the U.S. declared war on another country. This was war was also called, Mr. Madison's War. In the year of 1811 a group by the name of, the "Warhawks" came to the House of Representatives. There they listed reasons that they were in favor of the war. Most of the reasons were about the Royal Navy in American Shipping. They thought that this was bad for the U.S. They also thought that the Brithish were questioning the Native Americans, and we're going to attack the Americans. The Warhawks wanted to destroy Great Britain to end the threat of the British. In the year of 1812 there was a new presidential election, and during this election, James Madison wanted war against Britain. On June 1, 1812, he gave a several reasons far war against Britain. The speech sold the Americans into wanting a war agains Britain. The War of 1812 ended in 1814 when the U.S. and Great Britain met in Ghent, Belgium. There, both countries signed the Treaty of Ghent. This treaty stated that the countries would give the territories back that they had captured during the war. The would also give back the slaves and prisoners of the war.
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