What was the war of 1812? War between the U.S. and Britain, actually lasted nearly three years, from 1812 to 1815. Britain was already at war with France (under Napoleon) and the U.S. sided with the French. American ships, trying to break a blockade that would prevent supplies from reaching France, were being seized by the British, who then coerced American seamen into the Royal Navy. On top of that, the U.S. was disputing British control of territories in Canada; New England's support for Britain complicated the issue further. This war -- the last time the U.S. and Britain fought on opposing sides -- ended in stalemate when the British defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo and subsequently lifted their blockade.
I want to thank Caitlin of FSB Associates for sharing these books with me! I thoroughly enjoyed them! Thank you!
I'm glad I could share these with you all! Now share something with me! What memory shortcuts do you remember from school? Or any fun trivia!?
Happy Reading... Suzanne