What Were the Main Causes and Consequences of the War of 1812?
There is no single cause for the War of 1812 but instead, several related causes, such the influence of the War Hawks, the impressments as well as the Embargo and Non-Intercourse acts, and the British's possible interference with the Indian Nations, and land ownership disputes between the Natives and Americans, ultimately leading to the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Following the Chesapeake event, the British in Canada recognized the potential hostilities. The British insured their friendship with the Indians to the Northwest. The United States perceived this to be the renewal of the Indian warfare as the British backed the Indians. The situation gained considerable attention Washington. The relations between America and Britain worsened further.
The American unit under the leadership of Harrison, an American commander, initiated a counterattack on Canada, which led to the Battle of the Thames where Tecumseh died.
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