What Caused the War of 1812?

What Caused the War of 1812?

by Sally Senzell Isaacs


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What Caused the War of 1812? In 1812, the Napoleonic Wars in far-off Europe began a chain of actions that would lead the newly independent United States into war against Great Britain and its provinces in Canada.

Documenting the War of 1812 Period maps and illustrations and contemporary photographs bring to life the events that led up to the War of 1812, the battles fought, the heroes created, and the war's lasting legacy for both the United States and Canada.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778779629
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Series: Documenting the War of 1812 Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The reasons why the United States and Great Britain went to war in North America and how Canada got involved

Chapter 1 The March Toward War 10

Politics, economics, territorial ambitions, and overseas trade prior to the war

Chapter 2 Taking Over More Land 16

The United States tries to claim more land, bringing it into conflict with Native North Americans and their British allies.

Chapter 3 "A Free Trade and Sailors' Rights" 23

British and Canadian ships try to put a stranglehold on U.S. ports, preventing the United States from trading overseas.

Chapter 4 Debating the War 30

The U.S. president tries to find ways of avoiding armed conflict with Britain.

Chapter 5 Were They Ready for War? 36

The three conflicting nations draw up battle plans forthe war.

Glossary 42

Chronology 44

More Information and Websites 45

Bibliography 46

Index 47

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