The War of 1812 was the last war in wich the US fought the British. But who really remembers what the war was about…
College Humor has this funny spoof video that envisions that the participants in the war had as much of an idea as to why they were fighting as we did.
All humor aside – the main issues of the War of 1812 were impressment – the British kidnapping our sailors and forcing them to serve on British ships, British trade embargoes and the desire to expand into the British controlled Northwest Territories. In case you were curious.