The War of 1812

By kait22
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    The War of 1812

  • President Madison Takes Office

    President Madison Takes Office
    Americans were angry at the British for arming native Americans in the Northwest
    Felt new sense ofd American nationalism
    Tension was high with British Americans
    Resented on-going impressments of American soilders
    Contrys honor was at stake
  • War Hawks Take Power

    War Hawks Take Power
    Opposition is to war was strongest New England
    New England thought war with Britian would hurt or harm America trade
    Willing to fight a war to with Britian to defend America's rights
    When Madison didn't want war America was not as cautious
    War Hawks wanted to take Florida from Spain, Britians allies
  • Relation with Britian Worsened

    Relation with Britian Worsened
    British were tellng Americans they were gonna continue impressing sailors
    Jefferson had less than 7,000 soilders
    Declared War
    British was not willing to meet America at war
    British only had 16 warships to fight America
  • Congress Declares War on Britian

    Congress Declares War on Britian
    The house voted 79 to 49 in favor of war
    Senate voted 19 to 13
    America discovered winning the war would not be easy as declaring
    To welcome the news, Americans fired cannons, guns, and danced on the streets
    Some New Englanders after the war threatened to leave the union and seperate peace with Britian
  • America is NOT ready for

    America is NOT ready for
    The navy had only 16 warships to fight against a huge British fleet
    America was small and ill equipped
    Congress voted to give America $124 and 360 acres of land for service
    America was poorly trained
    British set up a blockade of the American Coast
    Fewer than 7,000 men
  • Britian Blockades Ameican Ports

    Britian Blockades Ameican Ports
    In 1814 British navy had 135 warships blocking American ports
    By the time the war ended British had all American ports closed
    The American was unable to unblock the blockade
    British did this to stop America to trade with other countries
    British started the first few days at war
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    America troops blew up Canada to Detroit
    More than 2,000 soilders were captured by the British
    Americans wore red coats to make it look like they were British troops helping the Canadiens
    The Canadiens fought fierce when they thought they forced America into retreating
    British had a few untrained troops
  • USS Constitution Scores a Victory

    USS Constitution Scores a Victory
    Defeated the British warship
    The battle was nicknamed " The Old Ironsides"
    The battle was on ships
    The battle was fierce, British tore holes in the side and shot off thing from the American ship
    The ships namwe was " Guarriere"
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    The captain designed and built his own ships on the American side
    The British were starting to break or destroy American captains ship
    After getting a American ship, thery rose the flag and started to fight again
    Captain wrote a message saying " We have met the enemy and they are ours"
    Americans won the battle
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    Tacumseh was killed in the battle
    Americans followed British into Canada defeating them again
    Native Americans lost another battle
    When the British and their Native Americans allies retreated , the American general pursued them After the Battle of Thames, their was conflict in the South
  • Horseshoe Bend

    Horseshoe Bend
    Native Americans had sto give up land to the whites
    American troops won again, with a big victory
    Leader of rthe creeks walked lonely in Jacksons camp
    Lost million acres of land
    Jackson took command of American forces in Georgia
  • Washington D.C. Attacked and Burned

    Washington D.C. Attacked and Burned
    President Madison watched the battle
    Dolley Madison gathered up important papers and a portrait of George Washington
    British burned up the White House and different buildings
    The British scattered untrained Americans
    America was suprised they couldn't defend Washington
  • Attack on Baltimore

    Attack on Baltimore
    Brritish warships bombarded Fort McHenry
    The America flag was still on the fort
    The First stop was Fort Mchenry
    On the morning Scott Key watched the Attack on Blatimore
    Americans were beaton off the attack
  • Writhing of the Star Spangeled Banner

    Writhing of the Star Spangeled Banner
    He told the story of the night's watch
    On the back of an envelope, Scott Key wrote a poem called " The Star Spangeled Banner"
    The poem beame popular and was set to music in 1931
    Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangeled Banner
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    Ended quickly
    While the delegates debated what to do the Peace Treaty arrivved
    The Hartford Convention suggested New England states should withdraw or secede from the U.S.
    Young Republic would now have the European nations treating them with success
    Pride brought hthr confidence of America to a new lever
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    N]othing was adjusted nothing was settled, that summed it up
    Argument over the border of Canada and the United States
    In the time for the news to come out, British and America had one more Battle
    British were in war , the war took place in Ghent, Belguim
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    America won a suprise victory over the British
    Only seven Americans died
    British were prepared
    Jackson was already leading for the British
    General Jackson turned frontier fighters into a strong army
    Americans built trenches
    More than 2,000 British died