The War of 1812

By rjaquin
  • President Madison takes office

    In 1809 Madison became president. Tenssion was higher when Madison took office. Britain supplied Native Americans with wepons in the Northeast.
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    The War of 1812

  • War Hawks take power

    In 1810 two men named Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun bacame leaders in the house of represemtatives. Opposition to war was the strongest in New England. Their followers were called War Hawks.
  • Relations With Great Britain

    Relations with Britain worsened steadily in the early months of 1812. In the spring the British told the United States they would continue impressing sailor. Meanwhile Native Ameericans in the Northwest began new attacks on the frontier settlements.
  • America Is Not Ready For War

    when the war bagan Americans were confident they would win. It soon became apperant thet the United States was not prepaired for war. Jeffersons speanding cuts weakend the American military straingth.
  • Congress Declares War on Britain

    when the war bagan Americans were confident they would win. It soon became apperant thet the United States was not prepaired for war. Jeffersons speanding cuts weakend the American military straingth.
  • Britain Blockaids American Ports

    In the first days of war Britain set up a blockade of the American coast. by 1814 th British navy had 135 warships bockading American ports. After reinforcing their troops the British were able to close all of the Americans ports by wars end.
  • Invision Of Canada

    The War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain was a conflict fought over the right of neutral countries to participate in foreign trade without the interference of other nations and the desire of many in the United States to end British occupation of Canada.
  • USS Constitution Scores a Victory

    A major sea battle was faught at the beginning of the war. In August 1812 the USS constitution defeated the British warship Guerriere in a feirce battle.
  • Second Battle of Sacets Harbor

    A Bristidh force was transported acrossed Lake Ontario and attempted to capture the town,which was the principle dockyard and base for the American naval squadron on the lake. They were repulsed by American regulars and militia.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    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, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh. It was one of the biggest naval battles of the War of 1812
  • Battle of Thames

    decisive American victory in the War of 1812. It took place on October 5, 1813, near present-day Chatham Ontario in Upper Canada. It resulted in the death of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, and the destruction of the Native American coalition which he led
  • Battle of Horseshoe Bend

    , 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

    The Battle of Fort Oswego was one in a series of early French victories in the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War won in spite of New France's military vulnerability. During the week of August 10, 1756, a force of regulars and Canadian militia under General Montcalm captured and occupied the British fortifications at Fort Oswego, located at the site of present-day Oswego, New York
  • Washington DC Attacted and Burned

    The Burning of Washington in 1814 was an armed conflict during the War of 1812 between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America. On August 24, 1814, led by General Robert Ross, a British force occupied Washington, D.C. and set fire to many public buildings following the American defeat at the Battle of Bladensburg. The facilities of the U.S. government, including the White House and U.S. Capitol, were largely destroyed
  • Attack on Baltimore & the Writhing of the Star Spangeled 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.
  • Battle of Plattsburge

    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.
  • 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
  • Hartford Convention

  • Treaty of Ghent

    Britain and the United States sighn the Treaty Of Ghent ending the war of 1812. The Treaty calls for return of all prisoners of war and captured territory. The return of slaves seized during the war by the British.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    General Andrew Jackson and force of 5000 turn back and invade British army of 7500 soldiers.