The War of 1812

By nick32
  • President Madison takes office

    President Madison takes office
    American's are angry that Britain is arming Native Americans. Britain is also still impressing sailors. To many American's the nations honor was at stake.
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    The War of 1812

  • War Hawks Take Power

    War Hawks Take Power
    Two strong nationalists Henry Clay and John Calhoun take control of House of Reps. They were called the War Hawks. They wanted America to go to war with Britain.
  • Relations with Great Britain Worsen

    Relations with Great Britain Worsen
    In spring Great Britain told the United States they wouldn't stop impressening sailers. Native Americans also started new attacks on the frontier. So, Congress declared war with Great Britian.
  • Congress Declares War on Britain

    Congress Declares War on Britain
    Britain was still at war in Europe. They also wouldn't meet America's demands. They provided Native Americans with support to protect Cananda.
  • America is not Ready for War

    America is not Ready for War
    Americans were confident that they would win the war. Very soon it came clear that America was not ready for war. Jefferson had cut the military in half.
  • Britain Blockades American ports

    Britain Blockades American ports
    In the early days of the war Britain formed a blockade of the American coast. By 1814 the British had 135 warships in the blockade. After reforcing there troops they would blockade all American ports by the end of the war.
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    Even before the war the War Hawks wanted to invade Canada. In July 1812 General William Hull invaded Canada. But, fearing he didnt have anough troops he retreated.
  • USS Constitution scores a victory

    USS Constitution scores a victory
    The USS constitution defeated the British Warship Gerriere in battle. They named the ship "old ironsides". They named it that because British artillery fire seemed to bounce off it
  • Second Battle of Sacketts Harbor

    Second Battle of Sacketts Harbor
    A British force were transported acrosse the lake to the principle dockyard of the Americans. They tryed to take the town. They were repulsed by the American militia and regulars there.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    Was a Battle of the coast of Ohio. The American forces won. Capturing six ships and destroying some.
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    This Battle was a big victory for the Americans in the War of 1812. The battle took place in upper Canada. In the battle Shawnee Cheif Tecumseh was killed.
  • Battle Of Horseshoe Bend

    Battle Of Horseshoe Bend
    The Battle last for five hours. There were two sides American Army and the Native Americans. The American Army won the battle killing most of the Indians that apposed them.
  • Battle of Fort Oswego

    Battle of Fort Oswego
    The British luanch a succesful attack on the fort. They captured 2,400 barrels of supples. they also captured two cannons and the USS Growler.
  • Washington,D.C Attacked and Burned

    Washington,D.C Attacked and Burned
    A force of british soliders lead by General Robert Ross took Wasjington, D.C. They burned public buildings like the White House and the Capital Building. It was the only time that a foreign force had captured the United States Capital seens the Revolutionary War.
  • Battle Of Plattsburgh

    Battle Of Plattsburgh
    Was the last invasion of the Northern States during thw war. The battle took place shortly before the Treaty of Ghent was signed. The Americans won and made it so Britian could not demand land.
  • Attack on Baltimore and the Writing of the Star Spangled Banner

    Attack on Baltimore and the Writing of the Star Spangled Banner
    The British first objective was to capture Fort McHenry. They bombarded the fort for a whole night. But on the next day at dawn a young man still saw the Untied States flag flying over the fort. he wrote a poem called the Star Spangled Banner.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    Britain had tired of war so peace talks started. On Christmas Eve both sides signed the treaty. It turned things back to the way it was before the war.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    A group of Federalist met in Hartford, Connecticut. Some of them suggested that the New England States seperate from the others. While the meetiong was going on news came of the treaty and it quickly ended.
  • Batttle of New Orleans

    Batttle of New Orleans
    News of the treaty took several weeks to reach the Untied States. During this time one more battle took place. The Americans won a stunning victory over the British.