THE WAR OF 1812: Bicentennial Reenactment In Ontario - America And Britain's Future
Canadians had helped repel several invasions and see the war as their defining victory over American aggression.
This welded Canadas bond as part of the British Empire, and began their drive toward self-rule achieved in 1964.
It is an interesting fact that eight of ten founding fathers of Canada were of Highland Scottish descent, just as many of the founding fathers of the United States of America were Scots from Northern Ireland and the Lowlands of Scotland.
The Ill-Conceived War
It began as a Declaration of War, considered as ill-conceived and unsupported by many in the American colonies.
Their military was a mere shadow of the former Continental Army, and the American Navy consisted of only 16 ships.
The American Navy on Lake Erie blocked British access to the port of Detroit ending British control of that city.
Their success in the battle for New Orleans led by a young Andrew Jackson, was the only other American victory.
The Memorial And Exhibition
The confrontation on Lake Erie took the lives of 1 in 4 normally 1 in 8 men, in that horrific battle of wooden ships.
The memorial stands where the dead from both sides were brought ashore and laid to rest, buried side by side.
This war establish the three thousand miles Canada-U.S. boundary, now the friendliest border in the world.
A Nation And A Company of Nations
Those who began the war did not know the prophecy of ‘A Nation And A Company Of Nations’ found in Genesis 35:11.
Those men would have understood that Canada was destined by God to exist as a part of the British Empire.
Just as The United States of America was to be the prophesied single ‘Nation’ mentioned in that same prophecy.
See this explained in ‘United States And Britain In Prophecy’ in the America And Britain’s Future Free Library Page 1.
In both the American War of Independence and the War of 1812, the weather controlled by God played a major role.
The British were forced into a quick surrender in the final days of the American struggle, and were forced out of Washington D.C. by three days of heavy rainfall in the War of 1812.
The Bond Between Canada And Great Britain
The bond between Canada and Great Britain holds fast by the respect the people of Canada have for the British Royal Family, remaining strong even though Canadas Constitution was brought home in 1982.
A loving God does exist, and had willed Canadas existence as part of that ‘Company of Nations’ found in Genesis 35:11.
One Interesting Footnote.Had there not been the War of 1812, ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ would not have been written.
Francis Scott Key wrote this as a poem while watching the British bombardment of Fort McHenry at the entrance to Baltimore Harbor. This later became America’s National Anthem, to the melody of an old English drinking song.