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What was the purpose of the war of 1812?


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December 12, 2014 6:25PM

The US declared war for several reasons, including, but not limited to, the impressment of American merchant sailors into Britain's Royal Navy and trade restrictions caused by the British war with France. Possible annexation of Britain's North American territory (modern-day Canada) was also in the mix.