The war on land ranged widely over what we now know

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the beginning of the War of 1812.The war on land ranged widely over what we now know as North America and was won because of Andrew Jackson’s brilliant strategy of forcing the British to attack our best regions so we were able to defeat them without significant deficits on our side (War of 1812, n.d.). One of the most significant events to occur on land was the burning of the Capitol building by the British. This catastrophic event was an attempt to humiliate the United States but only further fueled American flame. The war at sea, however, was much more celebrated by Americans because they were able to assert their dominance in an area they had always been pushed out of. While the British had a larger navy, the American navy was able to power through their 500 ships and secure the Northwest and prevent the British from claiming upper New York (Short History of the War of 1812, n.d.). The war ended in a stalemate and the Treaty of Ghent was signed and brought peace between the two powers. Despite the treaty’s lack of assistance on the issue of impressment, the peace it brought led Americans into an “Era of Good Feelings” that encouraged positive

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