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ARMY IN THE WAR OF 1812. BY FRANCIS W. SHEPARDSON. [Francis Wayland
Shepardson, associate professor of American history, Chicago
university; born Cheviot, Ohio, October 15, 1862; graduated from
Denison university, 1882; instructor Young Ladies' institute,
Granville, Ohio, 1883-7; editor Granville Times, 1887-90; graduate
student Yale university, 1890-2; docent University of Chicago,
1892-3; university extension assistant in history, 1893-5;
instructor in American history and secretary of the lecture-study
department of the university extension division, 1895-7; acting
recorder 1897-8; assistant professor American history, 1897-1901;
secretary to the president, 1897-1904; dean of the senior colleges,
1904.] The second war between the United States and England,
sometimes called the second war for independence, and usually
referred to as the war of 1812, was a strange affair. The more
carefully it is studied the more peculiar it appears. The factors
entering into it were many and varied. There was the commercial
greed of France and England and their rivalry in European politics;
there was the ambition of Napoleon; there was the economic
situation among the laboring classes of England; there were the
differences of opinion in America, where the interests of the
commercial element in the east came into conflict with the theories
of the agricultural regions of the west; there were the wrongs of
the Indians and the clamors of the border folk against them. Such
were some of the elements which were to be reckoned with, and which
shaped one feature of the war or another. It is a remarkable fact,
too, that the principal avowed cause of the war was actually
removed several days before the declaration of war, and another
equally interesting fact, that what has been accepted as the...
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