By declared.It began right after the war
By any criteria the years following the war of 1812, otherwise known as the "Era of Good Feelings," must be considered a time of exceptional growth and development in the United States, but above all it should be considered a time of evolution and ripening of American nationalism, unification, and economic progress.The War of 1812 was a very problematic war.States did not fulfill their duties, while commanders and leaders were not informed or supplied enough to keep up the war.What was awakened during this time and afterwards is something much greater than victory.The war was not just about Britain holding land and impressing American sailors into their navy; it was a second war of independence.It was thefirst war as a united country, and it was a small new nation against a large European empire.
The war of 1812 began long before war was ever declared.It began right after the war of independence.The British were not too fond of the U.S. breaking away from their empire, and they soon figured out that many revolts were because the U.S. had fought and won.The British began to tax U.S. merchants, hassled their ships, and continued the disrespect of American sovereignty; however, the British soon crossed the line when they began to impress U.S. sailors into their navy.
On June 22, 1807, the British attacked the U.S.S. Chesapeake and took sailors who they claimed were British citizens1.In fact, the British seized not only their own deserters, but also impressed a sizeable number of United State citizens; estimates suggest six thousand or more.2After this incident, Jefferson ordered British warships to leave American waters and demanded an end to the practice of impressments.The British did make some apologies and restitution for this incident, however, they continued to claim the right to seize American ships and inspect them for deserters.3
After three years of battle, the War of 1812 came to an…