Jeff's Reviews > 1812: The War That Forged a Nation

1812 by Walter R. Borneman
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Jul 11, 10

Read from June 18 to July 10, 2010

I was amazed at how much I didn't know about American History between the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The relationship between England and America hadn't improved much at all since the Revolution and their actions towards America naturally led to a war.

It was also amazing to see both the incredible desire that Americans had to take over Canada as well as the bitter conflicts with Native Americans around the country. The Indians sadly fought a lot (sometimes allied with the British) against Americans, leading up to their expulsion into the West.

We really do live in an amazing country that went through fire to be formed.
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