I guess the British just couldn't help but try to control Americans, even after being defeated 30-odd years before. Those guys were arrogant! After all, they were used to being world leaders for about a million years, and didn't want to let America step up to the plate. Some things that lead to this war was a requirement of a special license to trade with France (although France tried the same thing, to stop trade with Britain). The U.K. also restricted American expansion, but probably most heinous of all, would attack American ships, and take seamen aboard their ships, and force them to work on British ships, essentially making them slaves. In your opinion, why is this war overlooked compared to other American historical wars?