answersLogoWhite

0

World War 1
American Revolution
Britain in WW2

What events lead to war with Great Britain in 1812?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-09-13 11:04:21

During the period 1792-1815 there was almost constant conflict between Great Britain and France, namely the French Revolutionary wars and Napoleonic wars. During this period, America traded with both sides of the conflicts. Each side strove to prevent America from trading with the other, and in the process American interests were injured by both sides.

Britain's decisive victory at the Battle Of Trafalgar and the blockading of French ports prompted Napoleon to cut Britain off from trading with Europe and America. Napoleon's 'Continental System' designated any ships that visited British ports as enemy vesels. Britain's response was to issue a regulation (Orders in Council) requiring neutral ships to obtain licences at English ports before trading with France. France then decreed that any neutral ship that had been searched by the British could be captured. American ships thus faced capture by the French if they obeyed Britain, and capture by the Royal Navy if they obeyed Napoleon.

The Royal Navy's use of impressment -- thousands of alleged RN deserters, U.S. citizens, were accosted -- provoked the Americans, who ineffectively tried counter embargoes.

British shipping and manufacturing interests demanded that the RN sustain trade against 'Yankee' competitors, convincing many Americans that they were being treated as colonials, while people in Britain countered that the U.S. was a participant in Napoleon's Continental System.

Events on the American Northwest frontier added further tensions; most American Indians in that area were convinced that their only hope of stemming the flood of American settlers lay with the British. Canadians believed that American expansionists were using Indian unrest as a cover for a war of conquest.

President Madison, under increasing pressure, sent a war message to the U.S. Congress on 1st June, 1812. The vote split the House (79-49) and was perilously close in the Senate (19-13). Westerners and southerners (southern support was encouraged by the prospect of taking East and West Florida from Spain) supported the war, while seafaring New Engladers were against it.

012
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still have questions?

Related Questions

What was the role of harrison gray Otis in the war of 1812?

he lead the federalist against great britain


What reactions do you think the governments of great Britain and Mexico had to the American idea of manifest destiny?

Fear, as it would inevitably lead to conflict. The War of 1812 (1812-1815) between the United States and Britain and the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) were direct results of such policies.


Why did the war of 1812 lead to an increasing pattern of diplomatic cooperation between the US and Great Britain?

In order to keep from going back to war, the US and Great Britain had to get along. So, this increased the cooperation between the two countries, since they did not want to go back to war.


Which country lead the Industrial Revolution?

Great Britain


How did the war of 1812 lead to a boom in manufacturing in us?

The war of 1812 led to a boom in manufacturing in the US because of the break in ties with Britain. It means that the US had to manufacture its own products.


Who lead Great Britain in WW1?

July 46th, 1489


Who lead the great Britain in the french and Indian war?

billy


Did any what events lead to the declaration of war by Great Britain and France against Germany?

Britain and France declared war on Germany on 3 September 1939 following the German attack on Poland two days earlier.


How did the war of 1812 lead to a boom in manufacturing in the US?

At the time our most valuable and relied on trading partner was great Britain, when great Britain attacked us they blockaded our ports and all imports and exports ceased, this gave us the wake up call that we needed to be more industrially independent. This led to great expansion of factories in the north and a few in the south.


What did queen elizabeth do during her reign?

She had a love affair and she had no kids and did not marry. She lead Great Britain to war and was a powerful leader. She put the Great in Great Britain!


Who were the war hawks from the war of 1812?

They were a group of Republicans in U.S. Congress who advocated war with Britain.Clay and Calhoun lead the War Hawks


The french and indian war was a pivotal point in america's relationship to great britain because it lead great britain to?

impose revenue taxes on the colonies


Was Churchill great?

Yes because he lead Great Britain into Victory and help the Allies win the war


What countries did the Big Three lead?

U.S., Great Britain, and the Soviet Union.


What were important events during the Edwardian era?

it lead up to a great war


What events lead to the Great Depression Australia?

The World War was the main reason


Who lead India to non-violent struggle for independence from great Britain?

Gandhi


Who was leader of great Britain during the American revolution?

The lead singer of Motley Crue.


Did Julius Caesar lead the first roman invasion?

Julius Caesar did not lead the first roman invasion but he did lead the first roman invasion on great Britain


Who lead Britain at the start of World War 2?

Clement Atlee was the Prime Minister of Great Britain at the start of World War 2.


What lead to the achievement of the British textile industry?

The invention of the weaving loom and laws that prevented such machinery from being exported out of Great Britain help make Great Britain dominate in textiles.


What nation took the lead in expanding imperialism in southeast Asia in late 1800?

Great Britain


How did the rivalry between France and great Britain lead to the french and the Indian war?

The British wanted the


Which rebellion did Samuel Adams lead what were they protesting?

Samuel Adams lead "The Boston Tea Party". They were protesting the heavy taxation from Great Britain.


What issues arose between Germany and the countries of France and Great Britain that ultimately lead to war?

what issues arose between Germany and the countries of France and Great Britain that ultimately hopefully to the war