War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812
Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
Maine is the 23rd state.
1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEodhusa ‘descendant of Eodhus’; this was the name of a bardic family associated with the Maguires of Fermanagh, also Anglicized as Oswell , Oswald .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Houssaye in Seine-Maritime, so called from a collective noun from Old French hous ‘holly’.3 English: nickname for a woman who was mistress of her own household, from Middle English husewif (a compound of Old English hūs ‘house’ + wīf ‘woman’). It was not until the 17th century that this word acquired pejorative connotations.