The War Hawks were a group of Jeffersonian Republican politicians who advocated declaring war on Great Britain in the first decade of the 19th century. They were largely successful...
(initial capital letters) U.S. History any of the congressmen from the South and West, led by Henry Clay and John Calhoun, who wanted war against Britain in the period leading up to the War of 1812.
A war hawk, or simply hawk, is a term used in politics for someone favoring war in
a debate over whether to go to war, or whether to continue or escalate an ...
President Madison was eventually convinced to go along with the demands of the War Hawks
, and the vote to go to war
with Britain passed by a relatively small margin in the U.S. Congress.
The resulting War
of 1812 was costly to the United States, and at one point Britis... More »
Yet a new faction within the party appeared, a powerful bloc of younger
congressmen who quickly became known as the War Hawks. As their name
War Hawk, in U.S. history, any of the expansionists primarily composed of young
Southerners and Westerners elected to the U.S. Congress in 1810, whose ...
... to protect the interests of America. The leader of the War Hawks was Henry
Clay, who was Speaker of the House in the months leading up to the War of 1812
The role of War Hawks in the history of the United States of America.
The official athletics site for the University of Lousiana Monroe Warhawks. The
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