Global war of 1812

Global war of 1812 - In the years before the election of...

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In the years before the election of Republican James Madison, Britain had been in involved in the Napoleonic Wars. Facing a shortage of able-bodied seamen, the British began impressing American sailors into the Royal Navy. This indicated a reluctance to accept the independence of the United States of America despite the 1783 Treaty of Paris and its peace provisions, which included British withdrawal from the new nation’s territory something, which took many years. British intransigence on this issue indicated official reluctance to accept the new reality. If they failed to accept this it left open the chance for Britain to reclaim her lost colonies. In retaliation, Congress passed the Embargo of 1807, which prohibited American vessels from going to foreign ports, this only led to economic depression. When Republican James Madison was elected in 1808, he was left with the decision of how to solve this crisis. Madison felt that America’s neutrality was being violated and after a time was given a declaration of war from
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