So I decided to write my term paper on the topic of the War of 1812, in particular its effects on the American military. I currently have an only basic grasp on some of the effects, and would be highly appreciative of any clarifications or source material that any of you can provide. While I already have conducted my own (sometimes unsuccessful) search, any books, films, journals, or websites that could be useful to my research would be welcome. 1. How exactly did the war cause an increase of professionalism in the officer corps, and how did this affect future conflicts? I've heard precious little about this subject, and have found almost no analysis, sources, or in-depth facts related to this issue. 2. What were the effects of the war on American military tactics? I've read that Winfield Scott studied army organization and tactics in Europe due to the war, but I haven't seen what the results of these studies were, or how they influenced future military actions committed by the United States. 3. What was the effect of the war on state militias and volunteers forces? Again, conducted research, but found nothing truly in-depth. 4. What was the war's effect on American policies regarding Indians? 5. While I do know that the war convinced Americans about the need for an expanded and improved navy, I haven't found much information as to how this need was acted upon (ie, how the navy was improved). Any information/sources on this subject would be appreciated, especially regarding information related to naval tactics or how these improvements impacted US naval engagements after the War of 1812. 6. What was the war's effect on military fortifications and engineering projects, such as roads? Again, some preliminary investigations into this topic have provided scant information, but I know there's more in-depth material; I just haven't been able to find it.