Editor says, was the War of 1812 Thomas Jefferson's fault or was it inevitable? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Alternate Nations thread.
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Editor says, From Wikipedia ~ "the negotiations were begun on 27 August 1806, and the treaty was signed on 31 December 1806. Monroe and Pinkney knew they had fallen short of their goals; indeed, when President Jefferson received the treaty in March of 1807, he did not even bother submitting it to the United States Senate for ratification. This failure to resolve differences over the issue of impressment and neutral trading rights contributed to the coming of the War of 1812". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.