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7 November, 13:45

What were the causes of the War of 1812? Was it a justifiable war for the United States? Did pre-1812 British policies threaten American independence? Which Americans did not consider the war justified and why?

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  1. 7 November, 15:24
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    The War of 1812 was caused by the tensions between France and Great Britain due to the French Revolutionary Wars. The consequence was that both France and Great Britain intended to restrict commercial maritime rights from the U. S. with each country. In general, U. S. did not consider this to be fair, as they intended to continue trading with France as they did before any conflict.

    The supporters of the war were divided among the Americans geographically. People from New England were against it, while South and West supported it, thinking it would give good reputations for the U. S. abroad.

    The war did not threaten US independence, but commercially, the war disfavored them. Native Americans were the ones to considered this a not justified war.
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