The Legacy of the War of 1812 Fought during a period of nation-building in North America, the War of 1812 helped cement the United States of America's sovereignty as a nation and Canada's sense of national pride at having successfully repelled an invasion.
Documenting the War of 1812 Period maps and illustrations and contemporary photographs bring to life the events that led up to the War of 1812, the battles fought, the heroes created, and the war's lasting legacy for both the United States and Canada.
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The Legacy of the War of 1812
Table of Contents
The reasons why the United States and Great Britain went to war in North America and how Canada got involved. Includes maps of North America at the time and battle sites of the war.
Chapter 1 The Treaty of Ghent 8
The warring nations reach an agreement to end the war but with many terms and conditions left to be decided upon later.
Chapter 2 Nationalism in the U.S.A. and Canada 18
Territorial changes resulting from the war shape North America and create the Canada and United States of today.
Chapter 3 In Search of Land and Freedom 26
The war leads to Native North Americans losing their land and being moved to reservations, while slavery continues unchecked in some parts of the continent.
Chapter 4 The Aftermath of the War 34
Steps are taken to define Canada's border, as Great Britain pulls out of North America territorially but not politically.
More Information and Websites 45