Allowing the Royal Navy to reclaim these men would destroy both the US economy and the vital customs revenue of the government. As Horsman explains, "If possible, England wished to avoid war with America, but not to the extent of allowing her to hinder the British war effort against France.
American economic motivations[ edit ] The failure of Jefferson's embargo and Madison's economic coercion, according to Horsman, "made war or absolute submission to England the only alternatives, and the latter presented more terrors to the recent colonists.
Historyplex Staff The War of started on June 18, and lasted for about three years, ending on March 23, The Lower Canada Quebec in our time was where the French speaking people were and the Upper Canada Ontario was where the Loyalists and the English speaking people were settling.
There was a hardy, well-settled core of American Loyalists who had trekked north to Canada after the Revolution.
The British were hindered by weak diplomats in Washington such as David Erskine who misrepresented British policy and by communications that were so slow the Americans did not learn of the reversal of policy until they had declared war.
They made the demand as late as the fall of at the peace conference, but lost control of western Ontario in at key battles on and around Lake Erie. But they were lost in the ranks of other American settlers who had come north seeking land after the Revolution, and who now outnumbered the Loyalists.
Britain decided its only course of action was to concentrate on Europe and treat the American conflict as a side issue. InGeneral Andrew Jackson inflicted a major victory against the British in the Battle of New Orleans, just as word reached that the war was over, leading both sides to claim victory.
With the help of Shawnee war chief Tecumseh and the Indian Confederation he built up, the Michigan Territory actually fell back into British possession. As a strategist, however, he had a better idea of how to win the war than they did.
Napoleon again countered the British by banning any neutral ship that had entered a British port from entering a port under his control.
These battles destroyed the Indian confederacy which had been the main ally of the British in that region, weakening its negotiating position.
American historian Walter Nugent in his history of American expansionism argues that expansion into the Midwest "was not the only American objective, and indeed not the immediate one area but it was an objective.
The American public was outraged by the incident, and many called for war in order to assert American sovereignty and national honor. And for the British North American colonies, the blurred lines that had marked the border with the United States had now become clear. They also appointed many regional militia soldiers.
Nonetheless, when the passions of the war faded, Upper Canadians soon returned to a more natural relationship with the American communities across the border, and re-knit ties of kinship, trade and friendship that the war had, in most eyes, needlessly sundered.
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