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Declaration of War – 1812

Declaration of War – 1812

Jun 19, 2012

Two hundred years ago, the United States declared war on the United Kingdom and Ireland. There were several reasons why the U.S. declared war, some of which are outlined below: Trade Restrictions As an element of commercial warfare in its war with France, Britain had introduced restrictions curtailing trade with the French. These ‘Orders in Council’...