The war of 1812

  • Presidemt Madison takes office

    Presidemt Madison takes office
    At this time tension with Britain was high, so the begining of Madison's presidency was stressful.
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  • War Hawks Take Power

    War Hawks Take Power
    War Hawks were those who were eager for war with Britain. Their leaders were Henry Clay and John Calhoun.
  • Relations with Great Britain Worsen

    Relations with Great Britain Worsen
    In the early months of 1812 things got worse with Britain.
  • Congress Decalres War on Britain

    Congress Decalres War on Britain
    War did not seem like a good time for Britain, seeing how they were still in war with Europe. Though, they were not willing to give in to America demands, even if it meant avoiding war.
  • America is not ready for war

    America is not ready for war
    In the beggining of War America was confident about winning, but soon they realized they were not prepared. They only had 16 warships ready, and their army was also small with less than about 7,00 men.
  • Britain blockades American ports

    Britain blockades American ports
    Blockade is the action of closing a road, to keep from people or things from coming into a place. By 1814, Britain had 135 warships blockading American Ports.
  • Invasion of Cananda

    Invasion of Cananda
    American troops lead by General William Hull invaded Cananda coming from Detroit. Hull was unsure, though, if he had enough soldiers, soon he retreated.
  • USS Constitution scores a victory

    USS Constitution scores a victory
    General Isac Brock's army of British soliders surrounded Hull's army, and forced it to surrender, capturing more than 2,00 American soldiers. United States was defeated.
  • Second Battle of Sacketts Harbor

    Second Battle of Sacketts Harbor
    The British traveled across Lake Ontario, in an attempt to capture the town. It was the main base for the American naval squadron. They were angry with America's milita.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    Sometimes this battle is called, Put-in-of-Battle-Bay. About 9 vessels of the United States Navy vanquished and siezing 6 vessels of the British Navy. This gave America the conrol over the lake for the rest of the war, which allowed them to win the battle of Thames.
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    Also known as, Battle of Moraviantown, was a crucial win for America. Its outcome was the death of Shawnee cheif Tecumseh.
    Also, the Native American coalition he led was destroyed.
    This battle took place near upper Canada.
  • Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    Battle of Horseshoe Bend
    This battle was fought in central Alambama. The United States forces with their Indian Allies, led by Colonel Andrew Jackson won the battle with the Red Sticks (part of the creek Indian Tribe who were against American enlarge), efficiently ending the Creek War.
  • Battle of Fort Oswego

    Battle of Fort Oswego
    This battle was a partly successful British raid on an american fort and town. Britain was led by leaders, James Lucas Yeo
    Karl Viktor Fischer,William Mulcaster. American forces were led by commander, George Mitchell. With up to 119 soldiers killed or captured on the American side, and only 87 on Britain. The British won the battle.
  • Washington D.C attacked and burned

    Washington D.C attacked and burned
    A british force led by, General Robert Russ, traveled to Washing D.C. and set fires to many buildings and public places. Many U.S. facilities, including The White House, and the U.S. capitol were vanquished. This was the only time since the Revolutionary War that a Foreign power captured The American Capitol.
  • Battle of Platsburgh

    Battle of Platsburgh
    Also known as, Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the last invasion of the northern states during the War of 1812. A British army led by,Lieutenant General Sir George Prévost and a squad under Captain George Downie met on the lakeside town of Plattsburgh. They attacked American troops, lead by,Brigadier General Alexander Macomb, but were defeated in a hard fight, resulting Downie being killed.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    The United States and New England Federlists met to discuss their concerns of The War of 1812. Some Federalists voiced extreme views like New England seceeding from the Union and negotiating a separate peace with England. In the end these extremists lost out to the more moderate voices.
  • Treatly of Ghent

    Treatly of Ghent
    This is the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812. It restored relations between the U.S. and Great Britain. Due to slow communications at the time the Battle of New Orleans was actually fought after the peace treaty was signed.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    This was the final battle of the War of 1812. American forces defeated a British invading army trying to take over the Port of New Orleans. Even though the Treaty of Ghent was signed in December of 1814 it didn't reach the soldiers fighting until late February.