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One of the sources I picked for my conflict is the webpage History.com. The reason I chose this source was due to its reliable information on the War of 1812. History.com provides several overviews of the war in which it addresses the causes, how it began and ended, and its impact. Another reason I chose this source was due to its purpose. I can tell the purpose of this source by the tone of the writing which is to educate and inform people on the War of 1812. Furthermore, the information that is provided is supported by factual evidence. The authors of this site are writers and editors that work with Historty.com to establish the most accurate content. After doing more research, I found that one of the editor’s is an award-winning journalist, who previously worked as New York arts and entertainment editor for The Wall Street Journal. Lastly, all articles on the site are regularly updated and reviewed by the site team.

Another source, I chose is a book entitled,”1812 The War that Forged a Nation.” I chose this book because of the in-depth explanation it provides on the war. It also provides substantial background information on how the War of 1812 started. I believe, the tone of this book is informative, and the purpose is to teach essential parts of the war. Moreover, I believe this author of this book is a reliable due to the other books he has written and due to his degrees in history and law. Although, I also feel that I would need to do further research to verify some of the source work aligned with this book.

The third source I chose was a journal entitled, “American Trade Restrictions during the War of 1812.” I chose this journal article because it talks about some of the effects of the war. The author of this journal is a history professor at Wayne State College and is an author of several books. I think the purpose of this article is to inform the audience about the war from a different perspective. In all, the credibility of this journal is substantial and has been cited by several other scholars.  

History.com Editors. “War of 1812.” History, April 23, 2020. https://www.history.com/topics/war-of-1812/war-of-1812.

McCook, Matt. “The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict.” Fides et Historia; Terre Haute 45, no. 2 (June 2013): 151–52. https://search-proquest-com.mutex.gmu.edu/docview/1465226532/abstract/BDB2C9952D2D4D1EPQ/1?accountid=14541.

Walter Borneman. 1812: The War of 1812. Harper Perennial, 2005. https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/1812-the-war-that-forged-a-nation_walter-r-borneman/316886/#isbn=0060531134&idiq=3863158.

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