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Question Was the War of 1812 justified American entry into War of 1812 was justified for many reasons Some reasons include British impressment of American sailors the lack of success of the embargoes America had put on Britain the British arming of frontier Indian tribes and encouraging them to fight the Americans who lived on the frontier and by the lack of success of the Jays Treaty and the Monroe-Pickney Treaty In 1793 England went to was with France Britains plan was to blockade French ports destroy French ships and seize any ship trying to trade with France Trade with France was very important to the United States economy so the Americans defied the British and carried on booming trade with France Britains retaliation was to confiscate American ships and board many American ships searching for deserted British sailors Britain would also impress American sailors into the Royal Navy Force as well Britain Impressed American sailors because thousands of British sailors had been deserting British ships to take jobs in American vessels because better conditions better pay and treatment Nardo 67-69 Impressment of American sailors angered American citizens who demanded war but President Washington decided not to go to war because he knew America was not ready for another war Washington sent Chief Justice John Jay to England to negotiate with the British in 1794 The British forced Jay into a settlement were Britain was favored because Britain knew they had a superior army and navy The Treaty said that the British would no longer confiscate American ships but the Americans could not trade with France and were excluded from most British trade markets The treaty was very unpopular in the United States and the British continued to harass American vessels Greenblatt 56-63 In 1803 Britain and France were at war together and Britain began to violate Americans rights again Impressment of American sailors resumed and about 6000 sailors were impressed into the Royal Navy
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