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War of 1812 War between the US and Great Britain. America declared war... Causes: Great Britain had violated American Sovereignty by refusing to surrender western forts as promised in the Treaty of Paris Great Britain began stopping American sea vessels and forcing subjects on the vessels into the British military. Known as "impressment" Great Britain issues trade restrictions designed to disrupt American trade with France Great Britain provided arms and support to Native Americans in the west who were attacking American settlers Great Britain controlled much of Canada and many Americans wanted Britain to leave North American continent Major Events: Washington D.C. 1814- British burned buildings down in Washington D.C.

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