War of 1812

Questions about the pointless war that no side won, and no side lost -- and neither side really understands today why it was even fought.

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Why did sectionalism occur?

Sectionalism in post-War of 1812 United States was based on peculiar institution, or slavery. This is something that is taught from first grade through college. The United States was divided, north and south, over the issue of slavery. Slavery was the reason for the Missouri Compromise among other agreements to even out slave and free states prior to the Civil War.

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Who was the US President during the War of 1812?

James Madison.

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'What did the loyalists want to see happen'?

They wanted the colonies to stay a part of England. They were loyal to the king.

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What are facts about Fort McHenry?

It is a fort in Baltimore Maryland.

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How did Ebenezer Macintosh view the wars of later 18th Century?

According to a summary on RAD Essays.com, "MacIntosh had known poverty all his life ... Service against the French offered the hope of plunder or at least an enlistment bounty ... One among thousands of colonists who fought against

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How did Americans think of themselves after the era of good feelings?

They felt more patriotic for their country. A increased sense of nationalism was surged through the nation.

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When and why was The Star Spangled banner written who wrote it?

The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the U.S.A., with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. It was written during the War of 1812, our second and last against the British, in the form of a poem describing the Battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore Harbor.

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What is the importance of the Star Spangled Banner?

it is important because it shows how America fought that day and never gave up ,and how our flag stood strong through the worst of times.

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The last battle of the war of 1812 was fought in?

New Orleans. it's important to note that the battle occurred after the Treaty of Ghent had ended the war. Neither side at New Orleans was aware of that a peace treaty had been signed, but the outcome of the battle had no effect on the war whatsoever.

It was not the last battle, either. That was a British victory called the battle of Fort Bowyers.

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Military leaders of the war of 1812?

Andrew Jackson, Winfield Scott, Oliver Hazard Perry, and Issac Hull for the Americans and Isaac Brock, Charles-Michel de Salaberry, George Procter, Edward Packenham, and Phillip Brooke for the British

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What are the words to the Star Spangled Banner?

"The Star-Spangled Banner"

Oh! say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.

Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave,

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen thro' the mist of the deep,

Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep.

As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,

In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream

'Tis the star-spangled banner. Oh! long may it wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion

A home and a country should leave us no more?

Their blood has washed out their foul footstep's pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave,

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved homes and the war's desolation,

Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n - rescued land

Praise the Pow'r that hath made and preserved us a nation.

Then conquer we must, for our cause is just,

And this be our motto--"In God is our trust."

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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What happened in Baltimore Marilyn and what connection did that have with Francis Scott Key?

There was the war of 1812 and Francis Scott Key from a ship in the Baltimore Harbor wrote the Song Te Star Spangled Banner."

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What does the star- Spangled- Banner mean?

In 1931 Congress passed legislation making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem of the United States. The song began as a poem written by the amateur poet Francis Scott Key on 14 September 1814. On that morning Key was looking at the smoke rising from Fort McKinley in http://www.answers.com/topic/baltimore-maryland, which had just endured twenty-five hours of British attack. Through the smoke Key caught sight of the large garrison flag still flying, and this image inspired him to jot a few lines down on the back of a letter. Key lengthened and revised the poem, and the next day it was published as a http://www.answers.com/topic/broadside with Key's recommendation that the words be sung to a tune he liked, the popular British song "To Anacreon in Heaven." Soon the poem appeared in several newspapers along the East Coast. Shortly thereafter Thomas Carr's music store in Baltimore published the words and music together under the present title. The song had become popular by the start of the Civil War and was frequently played on patriotic occasions. Members of the Maryland State Society, members of the U.S. Daughters of 1812, and Congressman J. Charles Linthicum of Baltimore are credited with bringing about the legislation that made the song the national anthem. The original flag that inspired Key is preserved at the Smithsonian Institution.

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When does jaden battle profesor banner?

He fights him in one of the latest series th one on Thursday (i think!)

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What did catherine lundy do in the war of 1812?

She healed wounded soldiers during the war of 1812 at home for free. She also gave them water.

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How many people died in the War of 1812?

British losses: 1,600 killed in action 3321 died from disease

American losses: 2260 killed in action, 15,000 died from disease

22,200 estimated deaths in the war

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What were the causes of the War of 1812?

It was a mixture of America resentment over British harassment of their shipping, and American desire to conquer territory in Canada.

Also called Madison's War, due to President Madison's support for it, he sited the following reasons in a speech to congress:

  • British impressment of American sailors.
  • Violation of free trade.
  • British Provoking of Indian attacks.
  • British violation of American waters.
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Was Francis Scott Key a Christian?

Yes he was Christian and member of the St. John's Episcopal Church.

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What was the significance of the War of 1812?

American Independence.

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American Independence was never at stake in the War of 1812, but it did lead to Canadian independence. The United States started a war with the express intent of forcibly annexing Canada. This is well documented, with various Americans, particularly the "War Hawks" putting their goal on the record. As Jefferson famously predicted, the invasion of Canada would be "merely a matter of marching."

That invasion went very badly indeed. The Canadian defenders, composed of one quarter British regulars, to three quarters Canadian militia and native bands, were badly outnumbered, but in battle after battle they scored decisive victories, and forced US troops to retreat headlong, surrendering Detroit, Buffalo and Fort Dearborn (Chicago) in the process.

Once the British had won a much, much bigger war against Napoleon, they prepared to send 100,000 battle-hardened troops across the Atlantic (they began the war of 1812 with 5200 soldiers in North America). The Americans, knowing this, asked for peace talks, and the Brits, weary of war after Napoleon, agreed.

The much celebrated American victory at New Orleans meant exactly nothing: the peace treaty had already been signed, so New Orleans had no effect whatsoever on the outcome.

Ironically, that act of aggression was the spark that created an independent Canada. Canada and Canadians had been known as such for more than 200 years, but the surprising victories united two very separate English and French cultures in a common cause to save their land, and that began the talk of nationhood.

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Who was Florence Nightingale and what did she do?

Florence Nightingale (b/d May 12, 1820 - death August 13, 1910) was known as 'The Lady of the Lamp' and was a pioneer of modern nursing among other things.

It's important you read more about her because she was one fantastic woman (in a world of men) and didn't often take no for an answer.

Please go to the link below

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Who fought the War of 1812?

United States of America and Great Britain.

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Why has the Vietnam War sometimes been referred to as the Ten Thousand Day War?

This has been called the Ten Thousand Day war because it was the longest war fought in American history and it lasted 10,000 days Not true, with a little simple math, one can see that that would be 27 years and some months. Other information on this web page shows that the war started in the early 1950's. Even if you used a start date of 1950, you would not arrive at 10,000 days by the end of the war in 1975. In order for the war to have lasted 27.4 years, it would have to have started in 1947 or 1948. I believe this phrase has been used to describe the length of the armed struggle in Vietnam between communist/nationlists and western powers. I.e., from the start of the "First Indochina War" between France and communist rebels in 1946, until the end of the "Second Indochina War" (ie, the Vietnam War to Americans) in 1973. ok the second answer is technically wrong because different websites say that the war started on a different date. So there fore math cant sovle exactly how long the war was

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What was the significance of the Battle of the Thames?

It was the decisive victory by the United States in the War of 1812 against Great Britain. It also led to the destruction of the native American coalition

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What are the letters stamped on all army supplies during the Civil War?

Which army? In the south it was CSA for: The Confederate States of America. North: USA: United States of America.

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What general cut off Tecumseh's retreat into Canada?

William Harrison

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