a war which all though technically between America and Britain since Canada was part of Britain at the time, did involve Canada since it was largely Canadians fighting and the American objective was to annex Canada. All though some people think the British won because they burnt down the white house, and some people think the Americans won because the British surrendered at New Orleans, and yet other people think it was a draw, in reality the British won by virtue of succeeding in their objective, the prevention of America taking control of the Canadian colonies.
The Americans wanted to take over Canada, but they didnt
The British wanted to prevent the takeover of Canada, they succeeded
who failed? who didnt?