War of 1812

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War of 1812

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(Historical Terms) a war between Great Britain and the US, fought chiefly along the Canadian border (1812–14)
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Noun1.War of 1812 - a war (1812-1814) between the United States and England which was trying to interfere with American trade with France
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However, this legend has some truth in it as the company supplied weapons to the early United States of America and these were used against British troops in the 1812 war, when we famously set fire to theWhite House.
Successive chapters deal with the Confederation and Constitution period, the Jeffersonian Embargo and 1812 War, the debates over public auctions once the war was over, the promotion of American manufactures and the tariff debates of the 1820s and 1830s, the emergence of a new middle-class culture of retailing and shopping in the antebellum decades, and the effect of the Civil War in stamping this culture on the American future.
He took me on a journey through the years of British rule, the 1812 War, the founding of an independent Canada and the days when Toronto was transformed from a strait-laced "Victorian" city to a progressive, modern metropolis.
In Canada, many have celebrated the inconclusive 1812 war as an event "which made our nation." The last battle in that war took place in New Orleans after the war had been concluded.
All these ideas form the context that gave rise to Lev Tolstoi's War and Peace, which more than any other single text articulated the linkage between the 1812 war and a Russian national identity that was built on self-conscious opposition to Europe.
It was originally built for the British Navy at the start of the 1812 war and started the blockade of the American coast.
In all, Redcoated Ploughboys is a perfect book for the 1812 war enthusiast, or anyone interested in Napoleonic era warfare.