The War of 1812

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    The War of 1812

  • Presedent Madison takes office

    Presedent Madison was elected when tensions with great britain were high, he was of the democratic republican party. being the nationalism of the people so high, he was in office as america declared war.
  • War Halks takepower

    the leader of the war halks, clay calhoun was made leader of the house of represenatives. war halks were people who wanted to go to war with britain, they felt that their countrys pride was at stake.
  • Relations with Great Britain worsen

    the british continued the impressment of many of our american ships. they also armed the namives along the border who began attacking us. congress had to make a move.
  • Congress declares war on Great Britain

    finally congress decides to declare war on great Britain. britain was in no position to fight the americans because of there war still going on with the french. however britain still couldnt accept there plead to stay neutral.
  • America is not ready for war

    as soon as the war began, it became obvious to america that they were in no position to be fighting as well. Jeferson had cut there navy army down. only 7,000 soldiers were ready and only 16 naval ships were prepared.
  • Great Britain blocades the American ports

    in the beguining of the war, the british blocadedamerican ports. blocade means to shut down a road or path way so nothing gets through. the british had 135 ships blocking american passage ways.
  • Invasion of Canada

    war halks declared that we invade canada. they believed the candiens would be happy to know were takeing them off the british rule, but th eleader general hul, was captured because he was unsure of himself.
  • USS Constitution scores a victory

    early into the war, the ship known as the USS constitution defeated a british war ship. the british war ship was called guerrie're, itz artillarie bounced off of the USS constitution giving it the nickname, old iron sides.
  • Second battle of Sacketts Harbor

    british troops were sent across lake ontario to take sacketts harbor. they wanted to close there dock yard. the american malitia made them retreat.
  • Battle of Lake Eirie

    Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of Great Britain's Royal Navy. This ensured American control of the lake for the rest of the war.The Battle of Lake Eirie was sometimes called the Battle of Put-in-Bay.
  • Battrle of Thames

    The Battle of the Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown, was a decisive American victory in the War of 1812. It resulted in the death of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, and the destruction of the Native American coalition which he led.
  • battle of hourse shoe bend

    The Battle of Horseshoe Bend was fought during the War of 1812 in central Alabama. United States forces and Indian allies under Colonel Andrew Jackson defeated the Red Sticks, a part of the Creek Indian tribe who opposed American expansion, effectively ending the Creek War.
  • battle of fort Oswego

    During the early months of 1814, while Lake Ontario was frozen, the British and American naval squadrons had been building two frigates each, with which to contest command of the lake during the coming campaigning season. The British under Commodore Sir James Lucas Yeo were first to complete their frigates on 14 April, but when the Americans under Commodore Isaac Chauncey had completed their own, more powerful, frigates, Yeo's squadron would be outclassed.
  • Washington DC attacked and burned

    while in hiz presedency, predident madisons wife had to grab all of his important papers as she fled the white house for the british had burned it to the ground. it shocked the americans to know that we couldnt protect our capitol.
  • battle of plattsburg

    The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of 1812. A British army under Lieutenant General Sir George Prévost and a naval squadron under Captain George Downie converged on the lakeside town of Plattsburgh, which was defended by American troops under Brigadier General Alexander Macomb and ships commanded by Master Commandant Thomas Macdonough. Downie's squadron attacked shortly after dawn on 11 September 1
  • attack on baltimore and the writing of the star spangled banner

    The Battle of Baltimore was a combined sea/land battle fought between British and American forces in the War of 1812. It was one of the turning points of the war as American forces repulsed sea and land invasions of the busy port city of Baltimore, Maryland, and killed the commander of the invading British army forces. The defense of Baltimore’s Fort McHenry in the battle inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry" which later became the lyrics for "The Star-Spangled
  • hartford convention

    The Hartford Convention was an event in 1814–1815 in the United States in which New England Federalists met to discuss their grievances concerning the ongoing War of 1812 and the political problems arising from the domination of the Federal Government by Presidents from Virginia. Despite many outcries in the Federalist press for New England secession and a separate peace with Great Britain, moderates dominated the Convention and such extreme proposals were not a major focus of the convention's d
  • treatie of ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Because of the era's slow communications, it took weeks for news of the peace treaty to reach the United States, and the Battle of New Orleans was fought after it was signed though before it was ratified
  • battle of new orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory the United States had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.