Join us online with Ron Lewis, a docent at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, when he explores how Great Britain was able to engage the US into a second war after the US had defeated and gained independence 25 years earlier from the British.
About the presentation: Arguably the most controversial war in our history, the War of 1812 was fought at an unusual time. We were not prepared for it. We had no national consensus as to its necessity. Tactics of warfare were changing worldwide. The war was inconclusive, confusing, and in some respects, unnecessary. We had just, through sometimes brilliant war strategies and alliances, secured our independence from Great Britain. And now, 25 years later, why would we enter a second “war of independence.” What were the causes? How had the British inflamed the soul of a new nation leading to a declaration of full-on war? We’ll explore this and challenge you to draw your plan for response and retaliation to the British Monarchy who, it seemed, might never release its grip on her Colonies!
Viewers are welcome to send Ron comments or questions, which he will answer following the presentation.
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