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Stephen Decatur and Oliver Hazard Perry: The Lives and Careers of America’s Most Famous Naval Officers during the War of 1812 Summary Ï 100 È ➹ [Read] ➵ Stephen Decatur and Oliver Hazard Perry: The Lives and Careers of AmericCan flag in the name of apprehending escaped British sailors The other main cause of war was distress on the Northwestern frontier where the British in Canada were Decatur and Oliver Hazard Perry PDF or supporting Indian resistance to American settlement So called “War Hawks” from that region in Congress pushed for a declaration of war Some hoped that a war would not only stop Indian depredations but evict the British from Canada and lead to completion of some unfinished business from the American Revolution namely Canada joining the US Americans had few things to celebrate during the Barbary Wars or the War of but one of them was the growing prestige of the US Navy and among those who were instrumental in its development few were as influential as Stephen Decatur Jr Decatur had an impact on nearly every war America fought in between the s until his death in and his stardom ensured that he was a fixture among Washington DC’s elite in his own lifetime As with John Paul Jones during the American Revolution Decatur’s activities helped instantly associate his name with the fledgling country’s success at sea One of the only major victories the Americans won throughout the War of came at the Battle of Lake Erie in September and that action made Oliver Hazard Perry a veteran of.
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The Barbary Wars and commander of the USS Lawrence a legend whose name has endured for over years Perry was so instrumental in the victory that British historian CS Forester noted “it was as fortunate for the Americans that the Lawrence still possessed a boat that would float as it was that Perry was not hit As one of the biggest naval battles of the war the results meant that America maintained control of Lake Erie an important location from which they could recover Detroit and be better positioned to confront the British and Shawnee leader Tecumseh’s confederacy For his part Perry would forever be remembered as the “Hero of Lake Erie” even as he and compatriot Captain Jesse Elliot would feud over their respective actions during the battle for the rest of Perry’s life Perry received a Congressional Gold Medal and the Thanks of Congress for compelling the surrender of the entire British suadron the first time that had ever happened but he wouldn’t have much time to enjoy it He fought in the Second Barbary War in but died of yellow fever while on a mission in Venezuela in Despite being just at the time of his death he was one of the most famous military heroes in the young nation’s history and he has been commemorated with countless monuments across America ever sinc.
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Stephen Decatur and Oliver Hazard Perry The Lives and Careers of America’s Most Famous Naval Officers during the War of 1812We have met and Oliver PDFEPUB #189 the enemy and they are ours” Oliver Hazard Perry Sandwiched between the Revolution and the Civil War the War of is one of America’s forgotten conflicts and the stalemated nature of the war which resolved virtually none of either side’s war aims has also ensured that it is often given merely a cursory overview Great Britain as the leader of several coalitions of conservative European countries trying to isolate and snuff out the Stephen Decatur Kindle revolutionary spirit and the ambitions of Napoleon had been at war with France almost continuously since Under President Thomas Jeffersonand James Madisonthe United States tried to steer a course that would keep it from being drawn into the European war and defend its neutrality on the high seas However both Britain and France Decatur and Oliver Hazard Perry PDF or wanted to hurt the other side economically by keeping goods out of their enemy’s hands Thus they did Decatur and Oliver PDF #197 not faithfully respect the rights of neutral nations The British government in had issued the “Orders in Council” which enforced a naval blockade against France and with a shortage of seamen to man the Royal Navy Britain also felt justified in stopping and sometimes firing on ships flying the Ameri.