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War and American Society Written Assignment 3 (Part 2) Tawanda McCrae February 18, 2018 The war of 1812 was the final fight for full independence from the British crown. America was quickly becoming a major trading power with a large merchant marine. The United States had yet to build a Navy due to fear of having an active military force during peacetime, as traditionally Americans had distrust of standing military forces. The absence of a Navy burgeoned on the assessment that the United States could not compete with the British Royal Navy. Americans had to place their faith in the goodwill of the Royal Navy for safe passage when trading, but once the Napoleonic war broke out their position had changed. The United States sought to trade with both the British and French during the war and of course, the Royal Navy struck out to protect trade with themselves. The British did not respect the United States and dealt them another blow by sending
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