American justification for entering the War of 1812.
Perhaps I'm being idealistic about the motivations of our early political leaders but I do think that the primary reason behind the war of 1812 were patriotism and honor. The way Madison justified the war, in his war message 1 June 1812, was by highlighting the British aggression on the seas; primarily impressments, British cruisers hovering near ports, blockades and the orders-in-council. The Americans also believed the Brits guilty of inciting Indian uprisings.
The United States attempted to avoid engaging in this European conflict through peaceable negotiations and economic coercion. Bu…
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