05 June 2012

War of 1812

Local event
150th Anniversary of Arnprior 8 - 10 June   www.arnprior.ca

Events in the United States leading up to the war caused by constant impressment of American Sailors by British ships as well as Orders-in-Council restricting American shipping and British support of western frontier tribes
1 June.  President Madison recommends Congress declare war
4 June.  U.S. House of Representatives passes war bill
17 June.  The U.S. Senate passes the war bill
18 June. Madison signs the declaration of war, the first ever for th U.S.

Above from The legion Magazine May/June 2012  page 22

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