The year is 18 12. War is raging across Europe and Russia as Napoleon, emperor of France, seeks to dominate Europe through conquest. However, a coalition of France's enemies, led by Great Britain, desperately resists his ambitions.
Great Britain, in dire need of resources, is capturing American ships that are supplying France, confiscating their cargoes and impressing some of their sailors to serve in its Royal Navy.
The young United States objects. Eager to defend its sovereign rights and to strengthen its position in North America, the United States declares war on Britain on June 18, 1812. â€¦