• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

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“We became a world unto ourselves, rather than one turned toward Europe,” says historian Gordon Wood. The economy took off in the years after the war as canals, roads, cities, and industries rapidly expanded. The war forced the nation to become self-reliant and demonstrated the need for factories, internal transport, a national bank, and domestic trade. More...