The United States was put in an awkward position, unable to trade with either world power without incurring the wrath of the other.
They made the demand as late as the fall of at the peace conference, but they lost control of western Ontario in at key battles on and around Lake Erie. To understand the British point of view, it is necessary to go back a few years, towhen Napoleon ignited a global economic war by creating the Continental System, which closed every market in the French Empire to British goods.
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In need of more sailors to help fight the war, during the yearsBritain also began engaging in the practice of impressment, during which the British would remove American seamen from U. Resulting from American anger over trade issues, impressment of sailorsand British support of Indian attacks on the frontier, the conflict saw the US Army attempt to invade Canada while British forces attacked south.
Through the Treaty of Fort Jackson, he forced both sides of the Creek Nation, even those allied to him, to cede nearly 23 million acres of what would become Alabama and portions of Georgia.
That hope was turned into practice when London issued the retaliatory Orders in Council, which prohibited neutral ships from trading with Napoleonic Europe except under license.