What Caused the War of 1812?

What Caused the War of 1812?

by Sally Senzell Isaacs



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778779629
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/28/2011
Series: Documenting the War of 1812 Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 970L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The reasons why the United States and Great Britain went to war in North America and how Canada got involved

Chapter 1 The March Toward War 10

Politics, economics, territorial ambitions, and overseas trade prior to the war

Chapter 2 Taking Over More Land 16

The United States tries to claim more land, bringing it into conflict with Native North Americans and their British allies.

Chapter 3 "A Free Trade and Sailors' Rights" 23

British and Canadian ships try to put a stranglehold on U.S. ports, preventing the United States from trading overseas.

Chapter 4 Debating the War 30

The U.S. president tries to find ways of avoiding armed conflict with Britain.

Chapter 5 Were They Ready for War? 36

The three conflicting nations draw up battle plans forthe war.

Glossary 42

Chronology 44

More Information and Websites 45

Bibliography 46

Index 47

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