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What prevented the British from invading America from Canada in 1812?

America's first move was to attempt take control of Canada, which was at the time under British rule. While the Americans failed to take control of Canada, American naval victories fought on Lake Erie and Lake Champlain in the north stopped the British from invading America from Canada.

Similarly, what was the main reason for the war of 1812?

The immediate causes of the War of 1812 were a series of economic sanctions taken by the British and French against the US as part of the Napoleonic Wars and American outrage at the British practice of impressment, especially after the Chesapeake incident of 1807.

Why did we fight in the War of 1812?

The United States declared war on Britain in 1812. It did so because Britain refused to stop seizing American ships that traded with France—Britain's enemy in Europe. Sometimes there were also seizures of American sailors. These seizures were known as impressment.
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