(1812 to 1814) And finally, The War of 1812
In 1812, The United States had lost all their patience against the British. From all the interference's with the American Ships and the taxes to the British bragging about ALWAYS being right AKA Jingoism and the many conflicts with Europe. The US decided to declare a war upon the British for all of their tomfoolery.
First and for most, the British were acting like they owned the place and they were SUPERIOR to everyone else. and that was really making the US mad. And then, there was also the interference's with the American trade thing like they weren't letting the American ships in to transport their goods. And don't even get me started on the taxes, like they were just taxing everyone for the most basic of things that everyone needs. Kinda dumb in my opinion. I'm kind of surprised that the US didn't declare the 'Second War of Independence' earlier.
What happened after the war?
A lot of things actually. A lot of things were done to make everyone feel better and other things too:
- The Era of Good Feelings was established. It was marked a period in which the US got a sense of national sense and desired equality amongst all.
- But of course, several lives were lost.
- The British got some sense knocked into them.
- The US became fully independent,
Why should I care? Why is this important to learn about?
Well maybe you should care because an entire nation opposed with the ideas and actions of another such as not letting their troops in, kept the supplies that were supposed to be transported and more? Maybe because after the war ended, America itself became stronger and more independent. Maybe because America found its self worth and national sense. Maybe because America finally desired unity among all.
Decline OR Progression?
In my opinion, this also progressed our era. Every nation learned to fight for its rights and actually BECAME stronger and better.
Did BNA ultimately progress as a result of the Conflicts and the Challenges of the 1700's?
To be honest, YES! Yes it did! I mean things could have gone so much worse but everyone counted on each other to help the other one out. Maybe some of these historical events were mistakes but they ALL happened for a reason! You know what they say, "Learn from your mistakes" You're probably wondering, "What does that have to do with this?" Well, come to think of it, if the early explorers never 'ACCIDENTALLY' founded BNA, we would have not be here right now. Life would be WAY different if that small mistake didn't happen! If the Acadians weren't deported, there wouldn't have been many english-speakers. Many of us would have been French-speaking citizens. And maybe Canada would have just been known as "British North America"
"Everything happens for a reason."