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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2019 8:44 p.m. PST

"No one calls the War of 1812 America's finest hour. But it had its moments.

Resentful over treatment by the British and determined to enhance national sovereignty, Henry Clay and a small group of "War Hawks" in the Twelfth Congress pushed an unprepared country into war.

There was reason for resentment. For years, Britain, desperate for sailors in its mortal battle with Napoleon, had stopped American ships and impressed their seamen. Though in theory only British subjects were to be seized, an estimated 6,000 Americans were taken between 1803 and 1812…"
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BillyNM22 Jun 2019 9:16 p.m. PST

The link won't open outside the US according to the message that appears.

Dave Jackson23 Jun 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

No problem opening it here

Wolfshanza24 Jun 2019 9:36 p.m. PST

Weren't the French doing the same thing ? ?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2019 10:13 a.m. PST



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