This 1814 cartoon pokes fun at Great Britain, represented by the fictional character known as John Bull, who is cooking up some more ships and guns to augment the Royal Navy after serious losses against the United States in 1813 and 1814. [Library of Congress]
Read about U.S. Secretary of the Navy William Jones's strategy to defeat the British in 1812 in Stephen Budiansky's "Giant Killer," MHQ Spring 2009.
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