In the early 1800s, the French and the British were at war. The fighting took place in Europe, but it affected people in the United States. Starting in 1807, the British used their powerful navy to stop U.S. trade with France. Find out more in The War of 1812, a title in the Building Our Nation series. Building Our Nation is a series of AV2 media enhanced books. A unique book code printed on page 2 unlocks multimedia content. These books come alive with video, audio, weblinks, slideshows, activities, hands-on experiments, and much more.