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The War of 1812: an overview

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Ever wonder how many different groups were involved in the War of 1812? Wast it between two sides? Fourty-two sides? Take a journey through the causes and effects of this often overlooked engagement.

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General information on the War of 1812
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The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the War of 1812, including manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the War of 1812 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the War of 1812 and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.


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When answering this question, consider the various international situations that title has thrust us into- did we belong there?. Also, keep in mind the views of other countries as we remain one of the world's superpowers.
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When answering this question, consider the role of the state, the value of sovereignty, the responsibility to protect and other perspectives involved in the situation.
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