The War of 1812

In 1812 the United States of America declared war on the Empire of Great Britain. Although the name suggest that the war was effectively a one year long affair, the truth is that this conflict raged on until 1815 when a peace treaty was signed. After the American Revolutionary War, which gave America independence from … Read more

Why Did the War of 1812 Start?

There were actually several reasons why the war of 1812 started. The official reason as made clear in the declaration of war by the United States of America to Great Britain was the Impression Issue that was made by the British Government under their Orders-in-Council.  This Impression Issue is an act whereby men are forced … Read more

War of 1812 Timeline

1803 – 1812 The War of 1812 timeline started when a total of nearly 10,000 American sailors were forcibly made by the British navy to work in their ships.  This enforcement was made under the British Impressment that was authorized   under the Orders-in-Council of the British Monarchy. 1805, July –  British naval forces started to … Read more

War of 1812 Facts

• Our first war of 1812 fact is that the HMS Leopard of the British Navy signals the US ship Chesapeake to stop for inspection if there are British deserters working in the ship.  Chesapeake refused to obey and was then fired upon by the British war ship that resulted to the death of 3 … Read more

Overview of The War of 1812

Overview of the war of 1812 started on June 18, 1812 between the United States and Great Britain when the United States of America officially declared War against Great Britain.  This declaration of war by the United States against Great Britain was said to have been caused by factors such as the Impressment issue and … Read more

USS Constitution – The First U.S. Naval Victory

During those formative decades of U.S. history, each time the infant nation was able to show itself capable, that only continued to reinforce that we had not only declared ourselves an independent nation, we were prepared to act like one.  Part of acting like a nation meant building and deploying an army and navy to secure the nation against attack.  And in those days when attack was a very real possibility from the British navy, the importance of a strong navy was significant.

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