edd asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

What was the reasoning for the war of 1812 (America/Britain) and why is it not talked about much in schools/history ?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because the English won the war of 1812 and Americans can never admit defeat just like with Korea and Vietnam .England also wanted to get America back for the lose of the colonies .they burned the White house down .

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    American history teachers and their association and board are ashamed about the defeat. Jackson only ensured that it was not a total disaster. But Americas illegal attempt to capture Canada and the British were able to humiliate and punish the US by conquering, occupying and destroying the house that was supposed the safest and most important one in the US at that time: the White House.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Madison's folly had little support until the Young War Hawks said we will support a war with Canada on the Condition we annex all the land 

    the USA Lost the Canadians Pushed them out the British Marines Burnt down the White House and Other Government Buildings in Washington and chased Jackson 1000 Miles

    Americans Claim they Won or it was a Draw But Canada Knows they won because they issued a Medallion celebrating the 200-year-old Victory

    American Historians see 1812 as a Loss ego sees it as a Draw

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Donald trump....

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  • F
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    1812 was the culmination of a much bigger battle in Europe, when Napoleon was defeated at Moscow , a key part of the Napoleonic wars where essentially Napoleon attempted to do what Hitler tried 130 years later.

    It helps that it was commemorated by Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture, one of the most famous pieces of classical music.

  • Marli
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There are plenty of books about the War or 1812. Depending on whether you are Canadian or American, the reasons are different and not without bias.  The British view is that it was ancillary to the last two or three years of the Napoleonic wars - just a bit of bother in the backwoods on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.  I read that British officers sent to North America grouched that Europe was the place to win glory and promotion. Any battles in Upper Canada ("Where is that?") would be reported on the bottom of the last page of the paper.

    United States--History--War of 1812.Dewey Decimal Class 973.52

    Canada-History-War of 1812.Dewey Decimal Class 971.014

  • 2 months ago

    It certainly gets "talked about" a lot on Yahoo Answers. There seems to be a never-ending stream of tarded questions about it. Yours is the latest.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    From a British point of view, it wasn't much of a war, and Britain and Europe were in the middle of much wider-spread conflict called the Napoleonic Wars

    .It did give the USA the excuse to paint the burnt presidential residence white, and then to call it the White House.

  • .
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Americans don't like to talk about wars they lost.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Wikipedia can tell you all about it. 

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