When is war worth it - restraints on neutral trade while...

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When is war worth it? War is worth it when one of the opposing side’s goals is met. If one side  had achieved their goal, then war would seem to be the right thing to do. War  could help end conflicts between each opposing side. The side who claims to  have achieved victorious, that side would be able to have their goals met and  the conflict will have been settled. Like the War of 1812, the Americans  wanted their goals met by Great Britain. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States of America and  the United Kingdom and its Canadian colonies from 1812 to 1815 on land and  sea.   The   Americans   declared   war   on   Britain   on   June   18,   1812.   The  Americans’ reasons were: to assert full independence, they were outrage at  the impressments of thousands of American sailors, frustrated at British 
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Unformatted text preview: restraints on neutral trade while Britain warred with France, and anger at British support for Indian attacks on the frontier. When the war was over, the United States achieved main goals of ending impressments and ending the Indian menace on the frontiers. They also gained a psychological sense of complete independence. Their nationalism soared after the Battle of New Orleans proved Americans could defeat the British army. The Americans felt they had accomplished a great deal after the war. Their goals were met, after being victorious. They felt war was worth it all the way in their steps towards independence and having all their goals achieved....
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2009 for the course HISTORY 39003 taught by Professor Norena during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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