Comment: Here are the reasons for the

(See in situ)

In reply to comment: You aren't... (see in situ)

Here are the reasons for the

Here are the reasons for the war, clearly spelled out by James Madison, unlike today where you get multiple choice and shell game reasons:

JAMES MADISON
War Message to Congress
June 1, 1812

To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States:

http://www.presidentialrhetoric.com/historicspeeches/madison...

* As for invading the British province of Canada, it was just basic military strategy, you got a better one? The US had no navy.

* As for the Treaty of Ghent, they just wanted to get the war over and let the other details get settled later. For example, the Onis-Adams Treaty a few years later.

* The Treaty of Ghent was a real peace treaty, a lasting peace lasting 200 years until today, unlike many treaties which are no better than temporary truces or cease-fires.

Thomas Jefferson 1796, 1800, 1804; James Madison 1808, 1812; Ron Paul 1988, 2008, 2012; Rand Paul 2016.