The Second War for American Independence
By: Kai Deans and Jiair Hairston
A second Standing
The war of 1812 was a very important battle for America. Some might say that it was the second war for the independence of America. Below is a quick summary for the war.
Madison's War Message
Whether the United States shall continue passive under these … accumulating wrongs, or, opposing force to force in defense of their national rights, shall commit a just cause into the hands of the Almighty Disposer of Events, … is a solemn question which the Constitution wisely confides to the legislative department of the Government. In recommending it to their early deliberations I am happy in the assurance that the decision will be worthy the enlightened and patriotic councils of a virtuous, a free, and a powerful nation.
—President James Madison, War Message to Congress Washington, June 1, 1812