Jack Thacker

200th Anniversary of the Start of the War of 1812
8:07 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Historians Reflect on Causes of the War of 1812

Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial, South Bass Island, Lake Erie
Jon Wright National Park Service

As the nation approaches the June 18th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812, WKU Historians Jack Thacker and Glenn LaFantasie say a combination of issues led to the outbreak of that war. The issues ranged from European conflicts to the impressment of sailors and westward expansion.