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War of 1812 (jan 2, 1812 – jan 1, 1815)

Description:

CAUSES
- British impressment of US sailors
- "War hawks" in Congress (ready to go to war for anything)
- Interest in land held by Brits and NA on the continent

KEY BATTLES
- Sept. 1812: first land victory for US< in Indiana territory
- Success in Canada w/ Henry Harrison
- Success in South-West w/ Andrew Jackson
- Battle of New Orleans: Jackson defeats brits (but after the Treaty of Ghent

CONSEQUENCES
- British finally leave America (Rush-Bagot Agreement)
- US becomes industrial nation (est. of "American method" for manufacturing, weapons manufacture booms industry)
- 1819: influx of British goods causes economic depression
- End of the Federalist Party (Hartford convention)
- WESTERN EXPANSION
- INTENSE NATIONALISM -- ex. Hudson River School (paintings of America's nature), Walt Whitman (poetry celebrating individualism)

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Date:

jan 2, 1812
jan 1, 1815
~ 2 years and 11.0 months
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