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The War of 1812 (lasting from June of 1812 to February of 1815) was a conflict which acted as a “Second War of Independence” to signify the lasting power of this upstart constitutional republic known as the United States, and the last war which the US would engage with the military power of Great Britain. Yet, it is also a war for which little of it is remembered by modern generations of Americans or even people who live across the pond. To many Britons, 1812 was the year of Napoleon’s failed Russia Campaign. Though the war is still remembered by many native tribes and Canadians. To them, this war was their chance to walk into the spotlight and defend their own versions of freedom, liberty, and sovereignty; even if their efforts would result in accidental victory or honorable defeat. Yet, people still wonder how this atmosphere of nationalistic violence came to be. What were the events which transpired that caused the final war between the US and Great Britain? Who were the figures who stirred the political pot too fast or two hard, until the hot water spilled all over the place? This essay seeks to answer such questions and observes the positions of all sides who would find themselves at each other’s throats with muskets, swords, cannons, and scalping knives.
When people think of the Second World War, most have images of Germany, France or Britain. Most people wanting to visit historical sites will go to the D-Day beaches or concentration camps which is understandable.
Back in the halcyon days of yore, when I was a US Marine Recruit, we were given tons of training to defend this fine Republic we call 'Murika! There was lots of bullets and bayonets and close combat drills and lotsa "PRAC!" Prac was PRactical Application and Comprehension over various milestones of Marine Corps history, as well as tactical theories, sanitation, medical knowledge, COC, as well as Marine Corps issues of the day.
For many years of my life I was involved in the local branch of national veterans organization. I joined at a time when there were still active WW1, WW2 and Korea War veterans. I learned a lot while meeting some interesting characters.
Being a member of the military gives you access to special financial benefits. These include low-interest loans, state tax breaks, inexpensive life insurance, free college tuition, retirement savings, and military discounts at hundreds of stores, many of which are available all year long.
It has been a long road and a short road at the same time.