After James Madisons message the house of represantitives debates for four days and votes for Declaration of War. RESONS WHY BRITAIN BEHAVED THE WAS IT DID: The British were at war with the French for 20 years. To avoid anyone from helping the French The British made a blockade at the european ports. This affected the American buisiness. Also some of the British deserters went to American ships becasue the pay was higher When they searched for their men, they sometimes took american men.