Weegy: There were a couple of reasons. Britain was in the habit of seizing American ships and claiming that certain sailors were actually British deserters, who they would then press into service on their own ships. [ They also seized cargoes on the high seas, to prevent the cargoes from falling into French hands. They were deaf to American protests.
In addition there was a desire among New Englanders to annex Canada, which had a small ... (More)