Test 4 Lecture 3

Test 4 Lecture 3 - James Madison as President, 1808-1816:

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James Madison as President, 1808-1816: (Democratic- Republican) War Hawks – People in the U.S. who hate Jay’s treaty and want to go to war. They want to prove that the U.S. is a real country to be respected and feared. Believed the only way for England to repay is by going to war. Say the embargo is to weak and they need to do something stronger. Begin to pressure Madison. Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun – Prolific War Hawks War of 1812, 1812-1815 Reasons – The blockade that England put around Europe. It was hurting the U.S. financially. They also were mad about the British search and seizure of ships. They are also mad about impressments. Also British troops continued to remain out west. 2 nd War of Independence – Propaganda got a lot of Americans to support and enlist. Critics of the War – Mostly Federalists. 1. The U.S. was never under serious threat so the war is unnecessary. 2. By going to war Madison is betraying George Washington’s ideas of neutrality. 3. They are afraid of England. Battles – Most are short, chaotic, bloody, and dangerous. The Americans tried to use the same strategy as before. The British are on the offensive. The British won most of the battles. Naval
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Test 4 Lecture 3 - James Madison as President, 1808-1816:

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