President Madison Recommends an Immediate Declaration of War Against Great Britain

Message from the President of the U. States, Recommending an Immediate Declaration of War, Against Great Britain


In his speech to Congress on June 1, 1812, President James Madison explained the several injustices and wrongs committed by Great Britain against the United States, including the impressment of American sailors into the Royal Navy, the harassment of merchant vessels, and the blockading of commerce.

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