33 - American forces tried to invade Canada, but were...

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5/19/11 The outbreak of the war of 1812 ( A.K.A. The second american revolution) During their war with France, British ships stopped American ships and impressed (seized) U.S. sailors. Some Americans thought the time was ripe to seize Canada from the British. Congress declared war on Britain.
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Unformatted text preview: American forces tried to invade Canada, but were unsuccessful. In retaliation , British troops briefly took Washington D.C In 1814, a peace treaty was signed that left things much as they were before the war. (The Treaty of Ghent)...
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