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Unformatted text preview: The War of 1812 has also been called The Second War for American Independence (Davidson, et. al. 2006). The War of 1812 was the war for independence from Great Britain (Davidson, et. al. 2006). In June 1812, Congress granted Madisons request for a declaration of war against Britain (Davidson, et. al. 2006). American tried to protect their rights and stopped all foreign trade. This severely hurt the national economy because it took a large drop in American exports. Americans felt that Great Britain violated their rights for years and declaring war was a chance to uphold American independence. The British unsuccessfully attached Fort McHenry in the harbor, Lake Erie and the Battle of New Orleans. Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner, which was adopted as the nation anthem (Davidson, et. al., 2006). December 1814, Jackson organized defense of New Orleans, New Englands Federalists met in Hartford to voice their grievances. Rejecting calls for secession, the delegates proposed a series of amendments to the Constitution that demonstrated displeasure with the governments...
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This note was uploaded on 08/22/2011 for the course MATH 116 taught by Professor Mcmillian during the Winter '09 term at University of Phoenix.
- Winter '09