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Was it really necessary to go to war with Britainagain Many people in America pondered this powerful question and eventually they agreed to defend their country with the consent of the President Today we know that the war might not have accomplished much but back then your choice would have been to go to war with Britain too We had to fight for our country People had strong reasons for going to war against the British It wasnt just to gain needless things such as Canada First of all the British wouldnt stop attacking United States trade ships until we paid them bribes Britain was also on bad terms with the French so every time we tried to make a trade with France Britain would try and attack our trade ships This certainly deserved revenge Also war with Britain was a chance to take over some of Spains territory Spain was an ally of Britain therefore a victory over Britain would allow us to take over Spains territory of Florida In addition Britain had been going behind our backs and giving weapons to Native Americans and ordering them to attack us And of course the Indians conceded to Britains wishes because they were upset with the settlers taking over their land years before Finally we needed to stop giving into British demands The point of the Revolution was to become independent If the United States continued to give bribes to the British in order to avoid attacks on our ships we would eventually end up right where we startedonce again under Britains control War with Britain was absolutely necessary After war was declared Britain although surprised by this declaration of war immediately blockaded American ports Americans won some battles with British ships as well as defeating the Creek Indians but it did little to win the war Britain burnt down the Presidents mansion and from there the British marched
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