Wednesday, September 22, 2010

War Hawks

War Hawks. 229, 230, 231
The twelfth congress filled with young hot heads many from the South and West were named "WAR HAWKS" by their federalists opponents.
Detested manhandeling of American sailors and the British Orders in Council that dammed the flow of American trade, especially western farm products headed for europe.
Western war hawks wanted to wipe out renewed Indian threat to pioneer settlers who were streaming into the trans- Allegheny wilderness.
War hawk spokesmen in Congress became convinced that British "scalp buyers" in Canada nourished Indians growing Strength. 
One way to remove Indians, "on to Canada" is war Hawks chant.
* A good vocab word to relate this to is Tecumseh

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