Many argue that
Canada and won the war due to
the failed American invasions. The Great Britain U.S.
attempted over a dozen invasions of Canada
with all failing to capture .
By the end of the war, Canada Canada
was secure, the country retained its connection to Britain,
and the war laid the foundation for future independence and a lasting peace
In addition, the British achieved their aim by holding U.S. while
fighting in a life and death struggle against Napoleon. Canada
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Some maintain that the
U.S. won the War of 1812 by claiming that the U.S. government only attacked as a
means to an end. By attacking Canada Canada,
the U.S. was attempting to
to relinquish their aggressive policies on the high seas, including the
stopping of American ships and the impressment of American sailors. With the
defeat of Napoleon, the Americans no longer needed to worry about British
policies on the high seas since there was no need to continue these British
policies. Great Britain
Another main goal of the
stop the British from supplying natives on the American western frontier. With
the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, the U.S. guaranteed their future expansion
west. Since the treaty did not adequately protect the natives, the American
government was able to continue their expansion west. Many historians recognize
that the native population was the clear loser in the War of 1812. The natives
were not adequately addressed in the Treaty of Ghent and only weak provisions
were established to preserve their way of life. U.S.
These are only some of the arguments made in order to answer the provocative question of who won the War of 1812. If you want help discovering who won the war you can join the Fort Erie Bicentennial Committee for their Gala Dinner and Great Debate on September 15. David Frum and Roy MacGregor will debate the issues surrounding who won the war. Don’t miss this great event. For more details, please click here.