By Walter R. Borneman
Although often neglected among the yankee Revolution and the Civil conflict, the conflict of 1812 established a emerging iteration of yank leaders; unified the USA with a renewed experience of nationwide function; and set the degree for westward growth from Mackinac Island to the Gulf of Mexico. USS structure, "Old Ironsides," proved the mettle of the fledgling American army; Oliver threat Perry hoisted a flag boasting, "Don't hand over the Ship"; and Andrew Jackson's ragged strength stood at the back of it's cotton bales at New Orleans and bested the delight of British regulars. listed below are the tales of commanding generals reminiscent of America's double-dealing James Wilkinson, nice Britain's gallant Sir Isaac Brock, Canada's heroine farm spouse Laura Secord, and state health care professional William Beanes, whose seize set the degree for Francis Scott Key to jot down "The Star-Spangled Banner." in the course of the conflict of 1812, the U.S. get rid of its cloak of colonial formative years and -- with either humiliating and excellent moments -- came across the hearth that used to be to forge a nation.
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1812: The War That Forged a Nation by Walter R. Borneman