The war helped catapult four men into the presidency – Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, and William Henry Harrison – and three men into the vice-presidency – Daniel D. In some ways, the War of 1812 looked more to the past than to the future.
As America's second and last war against Great Britain, it echoed the ideology and issues of the American Revolution.
Americans have characteristically judged their wars on the basis of their success.
The best-known wars – the Revolution, the Civil War, and World War II – were all clear-cut successes.
Monroe worked towards national unity and elimination of parties from the American political system.
So thoroughly had he reduced party politics that he essentially ran unopposed in the 1820 presidential election. Britain ceded all of Rupert’s Land south of the 49th parallel and west to the Rocky Mountains while the U. ceded the northernmost tip of the territory of Louisiana above the 49th parallel.The Treaty of Ghent (which ended the conflict) said nothing about the maritime issues that had caused the war and contained nothing to suggest that America had achieved its aims.Instead, it merely provided for returning to the status quo ante bellum – the state that had existed before the war.Similarly, the naval victories on the northern lakes and the high seas and the success of privateers around the globe demonstrated that, given the right odds, the nation’s armed ships matched up well against even the vaunted and seemingly invincible Mistress of the Seas. The war also gave a significant boost to the political or military careers of other men.The war also produced its share of heroes–people whose reputations were enhanced by military or government service. Indeed, for many young men on the make, the war offered an excellent launching pad for a career.Treaty of 1818 By 1823, almost all Latin American colonies of Spain and Portugal had achieved, or were at the point of gaining, independence from the Portuguese and Spanish Empires.James Monroe told the ambassadors to these new countries to declare that .The advocates of war appeared to support the conflict more with their heads than their hearts, and more with their hearts than their purses.As a result, efforts to raise men and money lagged far behind need.It concluded almost a quarter of a century of troubled diplomacy and partisan politics and ushered in the Era of Good Feelings.It marked the end of the Federalist party but the vindication of Federalist policies, many of which were adopted by Republicans during or after the war.