The Missouri Compromise led to disappointment for African-Americans in both the North and South.The Emancipation Proclamation is arguably one of the top ten most important documents in the history of the United States; however, it is also one of the most misunderstood.Similarly, the naval victories on the northern lakes and the high seas and the success of privateers around the globe demonstrated that, given the right odds, the nation’s armed ships matched up well against even the vaunted and seemingly invincible Mistress of the Seas. The war also gave a significant boost to the political or military careers of other men.
If the causes of the war are obscure, so too are the consequences.
The United States has won most of its wars, often emerging with significant concessions from the enemy. Far from bringing the enemy to terms, the nation was lucky to escape without making extensive concessions itself.
, an influential political activist and philosopher who is considered one of the founding fathers of the United States.
Due to his support of revolutionary France, Monroe was discharged from his post of Minister to France by President Washington in to build national trust, during which the term for the period was coined.
Treaty of 1818 By 1823, almost all Latin American colonies of Spain and Portugal had achieved, or were at the point of gaining, independence from the Portuguese and Spanish Empires.
James Monroe told the ambassadors to these new countries to declare that .It was the second and last time that America was the underdog in a war and the second and last time that the nation tried to conquer Canada.It was also the last time that Indians played a major role in determining the future of the continent.Finally, the war gave the fledgling republic a host of sayings, symbols, and songs that helped Americans define who they were and where their young republic was headed.Although looking to the past, the war was fraught with consequences for the future, and for this reason it is worth studying today.Although most Americans pretended they had won the war – even calling it a "Second War of Independence"–they could point to few concrete gains – certainly none in the peace treaty – to sustain this claim.It is this lack of success that may best explain why the war is so little remembered.Although many people remembered the War of 1812 as a success, it was in a very real sense a failure, and perhaps this is why it attracts so little attention today.The obscurity of this war, however, should not blind us to its significance, for it was an important turning point, a great watershed, in the history of the young republic.Monroe worked towards national unity and elimination of parties from the American political system.So thoroughly had he reduced party politics that he essentially ran unopposed in the 1820 presidential election. Britain ceded all of Rupert’s Land south of the 49th parallel and west to the Rocky Mountains while the U. ceded the northernmost tip of the territory of Louisiana above the 49th parallel.