What if The Hartford Convention of 1814 Had Succeeded? And Other War of 1812 Thoughts That Didn’t Make the Episode – Now Available For Patreon Subscribers

My History Can Beat Up Your Politics Patreon supporters can access this extra episode where we break down the demands of the New England convention opposing The War of 1812. What if their demands were met, what would American life have looked like? This and British newspaper reaction to the War of 1812.

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Pictured is The Old Hartford State House. A political meeting during a war created a unique atmosphere. The President had spies in and around the meeting (spies or maybe political informants is a better word). People inside the State House were so nervous that they encouraged young hot heads to get greedy with requests.

In the end, the demands amounted to legal requests for new Constitutional Amendments. That didn’t stop newspapers from attacking the New Englanders as secessionists.