War of 1812

Events Leading to the War of 1812

  • Virgina

    Virginia was made.
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    The Devolopment of All the States in the 13 Colonies

    The 13 Colonies are starting to develop all 13 states.
  • New Amsterdam (New York)

    New Amsterdam (New York)
    New York/ New Amsterdam was made.
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts was made,
  • Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania is made.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire was made.
  • Maryland

    Maryland was made.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut was made.
  • Rhode Island

    Rhode Island
    Rhode Island is made.
  • Delaware

    Delaware was made.
  • Navigation Acts

    Navigation Acts
    The nagivation acts series of laws that restricted the use of foreign shipping for trade between England and its colonies. This prevented the colonies in the thirteen colonies from trading with other countries therefore they could only buy materials and goods from the mother country: England, which would make them richer. This made the americans displeased because it prevented them from obtaining goods that could not be received from the mother country.
  • Carolina

    Carolina is made and separats into two in 1711 (North and South).
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    New Jersey is made.
  • Georgia

    Georgia was made.
  • Molasses Act

    Molasses Act
    The Molasses Act imposed a tax of six pence per gallon of molasses that was imported from a non-british colony. This caused americans to trade more with the molasses plantations in the british west indies, rather than with the french west indies, which made the french less wealthy and the crown more wealthy. This was not taken lightly by the americans as many colonists smuggled molasses to avoid paying the seemingly unreasonable taxes implemented on them.
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    The Seven Years' War

    The Seven Years' war was the most important conflict between the british and the french, it was fought in multiple places around the globe. In north america the war heated up in 1758. the year of 1758 the british captured the french Fort Louisburg and destroyed it. the st. lawrence river was now open for biritsh invasion.
  • Stick and Carrot approach have been created

    Stick and Carrot approach have been created
    After the French were defeated the British had two methods of how to treat Canadiens. The carrot approach allowed Roman Catholicism as well as allowing Roman Catholics to be involved in Quebec's Government. It also let French merchants to continue trading furs. This allowed the Canadiens to enter the interior while assuring the Aboriginals land. According to the stick approach the Roman Catholic were not allowed to practice their religion, all French government and church officials had to return
  • Stick and Carrot extended

    Stick and Carrot extended
    ....to France, the Romkan Catholics were banned from the Goverment and any other Legal systems. It also gave British merchants control of the Fur Trade. It also stated that Quebec would be restricted from expanding and eventually decrease in size.
  • The Proclamation of 1763

    The Proclamation of 1763
    The proclamation stated that Britian controlledall of Frances Terretories in the region including New France and Acadia. Quebec was surrounded around the St. Lawrence River. French law was eliminated and was to be replaced by English law. The rest of New France and the Ohio Valley was to be given to the First Nations. The Canadiens had to vacate the First Nations territory. First Nations Territory could only be purchased by the crown. Only licenced Fur Traders were allowed to trade in the First
  • Royal Proclamation Cont.

    Royal Proclamation Cont.
    ......aloud to trade on First Nations territory. The purpose of the act was to please the First Nations and to discourage between the two parties therefore Quebec would be more secure.
  • Sugar Act

    Sugar Act
    Imports of goods such as sugar, cloth, wine and coffee were taxed. Americans had to pay more for what they wanted, so Britian could pay off it's debt after the Seven Year's War.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    Required stamps to be placed on all legal documents. Americans had to pay more than fefore for legal documents, so Britain could pay off their debt.
  • Declaratory Act

    Declaratory Act
    The British officially ruled over all of the Thirteen Colonies. Americans felt too overpowered and the Mother country felt very secure.
  • Townshend Act

    Townshend Act
    Taxed imports on good such as glass paper lead paint and tea. Americans had to pay more for what they wanted so Britain gets money.
  • Gaspee Affair

    Gaspee Affair
    To stop smugglers from bringing in good to the colonies, the British set up ships along the coast, including the Gaspee, which the colonists seized and burned.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    After officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into the Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.
  • Coercive Act

    Coercive Act
    Cut off all imports and exports to and from the Boston Harbour as well as banning discussing taxes in public. Cut off all imports and exports to and from the Boston Harbour as well as banning the discussion taxes in public.
    Boston is at a loss of basic needs redeemed through trade and Britain feels that they are at a higher level of power and are controlling the Americans, although tensions are being increased substantially.
  • Quebec Act

    Quebec Act
    The territory of Quebec expanded to include current day Labrador as well as a few islands in the St. Lawrence River, the Ohio Valley, and the Great Lakes.
    It also created the Council of Representatives to create laws in Quebec, in which the Governer of Quebec appointed the law-makers. It allowed Roman Catholics to be involved in the Government. Therefore replaceing English law with French law.
  • The Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord
    First form of military battle in the American Revolutionary War. It was fought in Middlesex county, Massachusetts. British Army men wher givin orders to destroy military supplies that where rumored to be stored in Massachusetts.
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    American Revolutionary War

    The Revolutionary War, started as a war between the Britain and Thirteen Colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers. The war occured because of the political American Revolution.
  • British Pulled Out of Virginia

    British Pulled Out of Virginia
    Patriot troops attacked and defeated Virginian Governor Dunmore’s troops in Norfolk. The British then pulled their troops out because they had been defeated and left full control to the Partiots.
  • Common Sense

    Common Sense
    Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine. It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Common Sense, signed "Written by an Englishman", became an immediate success.
  • Constitution Was Signed

    Constitution Was Signed
    The Constitution was signed by 38 of 41 delegates which finalized the Declaration of Independence.
  • The American Declaration of Independence

    The American Declaration of Independence
    The new taxes and the Quebec Act angered the Beitish North Americans. The represantatives of the Thirteen Colonies met in the City of Brotherly Love Philadelphia. The declaration was a proposal made by delegates to the Continental Congress that favoured the independence of the thirteen colonies, made in 1776, that was accepted by twelve of the thirteen colonies-causing the American Revolutionary War, which lasted until 1783.
  • Battle of New York

    Battle of New York
    The battle of New York was a group of individual/seperate battles. It was fought for control of New York City and New Jersey.
  • Battle of Trenton

    Battle of Trenton
    After George Washington crossed the Delaware River the Battle of Trenton broke out. It was a short battle although almost all of the Hessian force was either captured or killed.
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    American forces and French forces worked together to assault the British. Almost 40,000 people was the amount of forces the French and Americans had after their team assault on the British who only had 9,000 people.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The first Treaty of Paris, made in 1763 gave Britain power over New France and the second, made in 1783 recognized American independence, gave control of the Ohio Valley to the Americans, allowed the Americans to fish in the coastal waters of Quebec and all other British colonies, all British military had to leave the United States and that Loyalists could no longer be prosecuted and that Loyalist property that was confiscated was recommended to be returned, by Congress.
  • Impressment of British Sailors on American Ships

    Impressment of British Sailors on American Ships
    The Royal Navy had During the Napoleonic Wars to 600 ships that needed 140,000 sailors to man. The British Government was running out of volunteers, so they found another method. They were going to find deserters that left Britain for the United States, illegally, by boarding American merchant ships and inlisting the british sailors into the navy. It's estimated that there were 11,000 British sailors on United States ships at the time. This method is known as impressment.
  • Declaration of War

    Declaration of War
    Previously President James Madison sent a message to the Congress regarding American conflicts with Great Britain. This sparks debate that leads to war.
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    War of 1812

    The period of time in which the conflicts that were the War of 1812 occured, between the Britsh, Canadiens, First Nations Peoples and Americans.
  • British Start To Fight Back

    British Start To Fight Back
    2 days after the war started the British started to fight back by surrounding the American Coast.
  • First Attempt to Invade Canada

    First Attempt to Invade Canada
    This is the first of 3 attempts to invade Canada although the first try he wasn't succesfull.
  • Siege of Detroit

    Siege of Detroit
    In this battle, Major General Isaac Brock with Shawnee leader, Tecumseh, intimidated the American Brigadier General William Hull into surrendering the fort and town of Detroit, Michigan, and an army that actually outnumbered the British and First Nations Peoples forces.
  • Battle of Queenston Heights

    Battle of Queenston Heights
    The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 in which the British won. It occured close Queenston, in the current-day province of Ontario. It was fought by troops of the United States commanded by Major General Stephen Van Rensselaer, and British, Canadian and Mohawk forces, led by General Isaac Brock, and General Roger Sheaffe, who took over after Brock was sniped in mid-battle.
  • Battle of York

    Battle of York
    The Battle of York was fought in York, Upper Canada. An American force landed on the lake shore to the west, defeated the British forces there and captured the city. The American forces looted the town for supplies before leaving. This was a major victory for the Americans.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    The Americans had 9 vessels and Britian had 6. The Americans not only defeated but captured all of their vessels. This made sure that the Americans had full control of Lake Erie.
  • The Battle of the Thames

    The Battle of the Thames
    The Battle of the Thames, was an important victory for the Americans. It took place close to current-day Chatham, Ontario. It lead to the death of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, which caused the collapse of the group of First Nations Peoples that he lead.
  • Battle of Crysler's Farm

    Battle of Crysler's Farm
    The British/Canadian force won a victory over American force that substantially outnumbered the BritishCanadians, in an event that occured near current-day Cornwall, Ontario.
  • Battle of Lundy's Lane

    Battle of Lundy's Lane
    The Battle of Lundy's Lane which took place in present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario,was one of the deadliest battles ever fought in Canada.
  • Burning of Washington

    Burning of Washington
    On 24-8-1814 a British Force invaded Washington D.C. and set fire to multiple buildings. Following this they won the Battle of Bladensburg.
  • White House Burns Down

    White House Burns Down
    The White House was burned down by a British Force.
  • Battle of Baltimore

    Battle of Baltimore
    It was a major turning point in the war, as Americans were finally fighting back by holding back British naval and land assaults In the port city ofessfully killed the commander of the invading British Army/Navy. This battle inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" which later became "The Star-Spangled Banner"-the current national anthemn of the United States of America.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The Battle of New Orleans took place near New Orleans and expanded throughout the large territory the United States had bought by the Louisiana Purchase, and was the last major battle of the War of 1812. The American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, had stopped an advancement made by the British military, which attempted to capture New Orleans and territory purchased by the Louisiana Purchase.
  • End of War

    End of War
    The War of 1812 ended when the Treaty of Ghent was signed, guaranteeing that the United States and Britain would end their battle.