As the conclusion of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 comes to an end, it is an excellent time to ask the most important question and that is, “Why did the war take place?” After all, the British had lost the American Revolutionary War thirty years earlier and they were engaged in a major conflict with Napoleon. America, meanwhile, was still trying to pay for the Revolution and their army and navy were almost nonexistent. So, why did we have a war?
Mark Croatti, M.A., has taught North American Politics, Canadian Politics and American Politics at the United States Naval Academy, the George Washington University, the American University and several schools in the University of Maryland system and is uniquely qualified to lead us to a better understanding of the answers to this question. Join us for History Happy Hour, 4 PM Friday, June 6 at the Bordley History Center, 301 High Street in Chestertown and learn more about our early history.