The War of 1812

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The War of 1812 was fought from 1812 to 1815 between the United States and Great Britain. Sometimes described as a second war for independence from Great Britain, the war was caused by several factors including the impressment of Americans, American territorial expansion, trade disputes and British support for Native Americans. The War of 1812 ended with the Treaty of Ghent in 1814 and the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. This lesson provides video clips relating to the reasons for the war, the battles fought within it and the its impact.