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Point of view in the war of 1812

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Social Studies High School

Final Battle in the War of 1812

Americans remember the War of 1812 as a battle with Britain for the survival of the United States. Less than 30 years after the end of the Revolutionary War, Britain once again tried to takeover the U.S. by allying with Native Americans and Canada. Americans fought for their nation, their freedom, and won. But who was an “American” in the early 1800s? Who fought with the British, and what were they fighting for? How did an American victory spell the beginning of the end of Native American sovereignty?

US History I Colonialism American Revolution

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AIR DATE: 01/08/2006

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