The War Of 1812

  • President Madison takes office

    When Madison took office alot of americans got mad, they didnt like it. There were about 7 major events happening while madison took office. There were 2 states that entered the union while madison was in office Louisiana and Indiana.
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    War Of 1812

    Paige Connolly
    Period 1
  • War Hawks Take Power

    When the war hawks took power the americans felt a new sense of american nationalism. The war was strongest in england. Englanders believed war with britain would harm american trade.
  • Relations with Great Britain Worsen

    The british told the united states they would continue impressing sailors. Relations with Great britain worsen. Americans in the northwest began new attacks on frontier settlements.
  • America is not Ready for War

    Because the U.S. was still a new nation. They did not have a strong navy and they were tight on money. The new englanders did not want to have the war because they didnt want to have more land belonging to the U.S.
  • Congress Declares War on Britain

    Briatin was not willing to meet american demands to avoid war. Jeffersons spending cuts had weakened american military strength. The army also was small, with fewer than 7000 men.
  • Britain Blockades American Ports

    They thought it would add strength their army. They mounted large scale raids in the later stages of the war. Both sides attacked each others merchant ships.
  • Invasion of Canada

    Was the first major military initiative by the newly formed continental army during the american revolutionary war. The objective was to goain military control. Also to convince the french speaking canadiens to join the revolution on the side of the thirteen colonies.
  • USS Constitution scores a victory

    With this stamp, the Postal Service commemorates the bicentennial of a war that ultimately helped forge our national identity and gave us our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”In his war message to Congress, President James Madison charged the British with violating the nation’s sovereignty by restricting American trade with Europe and by removing seamen from American merchant ships and making them serve in the Royal Navy.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    9 vessels of the united states navy defeated and captured six vessels of great britains royal navy. It was one of the biggest navel battles of the war of 1812. This ensured american control of the lake for the rest of the war, which in turn allowed the americans to recover to detroit and win the battle of the thames to break the indian confederation of tecumseh.
  • Barttle of Thames

    Was a decisive united states victory inthe war of 1812 against great britain. It resulted in the deathof the shawnee chief Tecumseh. It also led to the destruction of the native american coalition which he led.
  • Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    Red eagle was not present that day. More than 1,000 Creek warriors were assembled behind a barricade that crossed the neck of the peninsula. In the toe of the peninsula, in Tohopeka Village, were another 500 women and children.
  • Washington, D.C Attacked & Burned

    1814 was an incident during the War of 1812 between the forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and those of the United States of America. On August 24, 1814, after defeating the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg, a British force led by Major General Robert Ross occupied Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings.The facilities of the U.S. government, including the White House and U.S. Capitol, were largely destroyed.
  • Attack on Baltimore & the Writing of the Star Spangled Banner

    During one of the War of 1812's most significant battles, the Battle of Baltimore, the British mounted land and sea attacks on Baltimore after the Burning of Washington in an attempt to capture the Port of Baltimore. The American National Anthem memorializes one of the key moments in American history which took place in Baltimore during the War of 1812. When Francis Scott Key saw the American flag flying above Fort McHenry amidst the cannon fire during the Battle of Baltimore, he was inspired to
  • Hartford Convention

    which New England Federalists met to discuss their grievances concerning the ongoing War of 1812 and the political problems arising from the federal government's increasing power. Despite radical outcries among Federalists for New England secession and a separate peace with Great Britain, moderates outnumbered them and extreme proposals were not a major focus of the debate. The convention discussed removing the three-fifths compromise which gave slave states more power in Congress and requiring
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The treaty largely restored relations between the two nations to status quo ante bellum, with no loss of territory either way. The treaty was ratified by the UK on 30 December 1814. Because of the era's slow communications it took weeks for news of the peace treaty to reach the United States; the Battle of New Orleans was fought after it was signed.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans is widely regarded as the greatest American land victory of the war. The Treaty of Ghent, having been signed on December 24, 1814, was ratified by the Prince Regent on December 30, 1814 and the United States Senate on February 16, 1815. Hostilities continued until late February when official dispatches announcing the peace reached the combatants in Louisiana, finally putting an end to the war.[