Definition: Members of
Congress from the South and West who desperately wanted war
with Great Britain and with Native Americans, in order 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. Another leading War
Hawk was John C. Calhoun.
War of 1812
Find out more about the second war between the United States
and Great Britain.
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War Hawks Congress
A little more on the war champions led by Henry Clay.
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