There were two causes for the War of 1812. One was the Impressment (hijacking them and making them work on British ships) of American soldiers by British ships. The second was a desire for the United States to expand their territory.
Why is the War of 1812 commonly called the war of 1812?
The War of 1812 began in 1812. It used to be referred to as the War of 1812-1814, but that name became too cumbersome and ultimately, through general usage, was shortened to the War of 1812. ...
What is the name of the war of 1812?
"War of 1812" is the name of the war fought between the U.S. and the U.K. from 1812 to 1815. (The British know the war as the "American War of 1812" since they had another war going on at the same time.) ...