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[Necro]The war of 1812

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Posted Jul 7, '09 at 2:04am

Parsat

Parsat

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I didn't say that you had believe that. But when you look at history, one should look at what the time period was like. The conceptions of people change over time, sometimes they are wrong, but many times we cannot claim that. I don't think Jackson is particularly admirable, but he is enormously popular because of his enormous influence in the American political system today.

Just because he lived in that time doesn't mean he had to be that way.


That is, by recognition of most any historian, a very naive way to think. Perhaps something we deem right today will be wrong tomorrow. Someone will say we didn't need to do it that way, but in light of the social beliefs of the day, that's a very colored lens to look at history with.
 

Posted Jul 7, '09 at 7:32pm

Kirby998

Kirby998

5,570 posts

It was Britain's sad attempt at the time to take back the colonies

Sorry to British but a war lasting one year is pretty sad

 

Posted Jul 7, '09 at 7:57pm

clipmaster3

clipmaster3

110 posts

I'm sorry for bringing up Jackson. Stop talking about him now.

Sorry to British but a war lasting one year is pretty sad


it ended on sort of a mutual agreement... you could also say "Sorry to Americans but a war lasting one year is pretty sad." But whatever.

Al fun fact: parts of New England were threatening secession if the war didn't end soon...

and serioiusly, why is this thread still active? there was no need for it ever to originate. Here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812

Nothing anyone else says can possibly be relevant now =P
 

Posted Jul 7, '09 at 8:22pm

caucasiafro

caucasiafro

345 posts

Sorry to British but a war lasting one year is pretty sad


(if your not being sarcastic)

1 It lasted more then 1 year 1812-1814 (or '15 I cant remember)
2. They beat us, they beat the shit out of us they burned down your capital, the president had to flee and personally control troops.

Anyway it was fought because the British empire imposed trade restriction on the US because we were trading with France and they were at war with them (Napoleonic wars).
Now, at the time Britain was a major trading partner and many people wanted to negotiate, some people wanted stop trade with France, but for some reason we went to war.
But we werent on the side of the French, we didnt ad them with troops when they asked because our treaty/pact was with the monarchy and that wasnt around anymore.
I think because we didnt have French aid is why we lost the war.

So...much...typingâ¦


Ok, I hope thats the right info. US not aiding France might have been when Washington was president (not sure), because Franks/Brits were are war and we stayed neutral so the treaty/pact things with France might have been then but I donât know where the Revolution was (1804?).

I hope everything is clear and spelled right.
 

Posted Jul 7, '09 at 8:34pm

caucasiafro

caucasiafro

345 posts

Sorry for double post

The most annoying thing about the war of 1812 is how much Canadians brag about burning down the white house, winning the war & kicking America's ***, which is funny, because it wasn't the "White House" prior to that. I swear, the next time someone says that to me in person I'm going to punch them out; I'm so tired of hearing it.


Um, the "White House" was finished around 1800, i think like 1 year after Washington died.
So it was like 14 years old at the time it was burned.
 

Posted Jul 7, '09 at 9:21pm

Deth666

Deth666

670 posts

Impressment of American's into the British navy

The harassment of American ships

Their refusal to remove British troops from forts in America

The 3 main reasons why the US went to war with Britain. The British were still raw over the Revolutionary war and basically just wanted to flex their muscles and so did we. There were no real decisive battles except for the Battle of New Orleans and maybe the Battles of Lake Erie and Lake Champlain.