• Summary
  • Contents

Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 6. War of 1812 and the Creek War (1812–1815)
Chapter 6. War of 1812 and the Creek war (1812–1815)
At Issue

Ostensibly, the United States declared war to compel Great Britain to respect its maritime and other rights as a neutral nation; however, a more significant motive for war was the territorial ambitions of certain American factions and regional interests.

The Conflicts
War of 1812

Much of the action of the War of 1812 took place along the U.S.-Canadian border in ...

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