Technically, the US didn't exist then, and they didn't declare war on Britain, they declared independence. They just knew that that was basically as good as a declaration of war, but technically, still wasn't.
The US didn't declare war on Mexico to gain land, it declared war on them because we got that land fair and square and they kept coming to try to take it back.
"The US" didn't wipe out the natives.
Southerners were largely not slaveholders. The "problem" of slavery was and is exaggerated.
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