The war of 1812

  • Madison takes office

    In 1809 James Madison was elected president during a time of controvercy with Great Britain. this disturbence between the two countries was going on because Great Britain armed the native americans with weapons. Which troubled the American settlers because they knew that the natives would attack them
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    The war of 1812

  • war hawks take power

    In 1810 two strong nationalists named John Calhoun and Henry Clay became leaders in the house of representitives. They and their followers were called war hawks. They were called this because they wanted a war with great britain.
  • relations with great briten worsen

    Before the war the USA's relationship with Great britain worsened steadily in early 1812. During the spring the british said that they would continue impressing sailors. meanwhile natives were attacking the western frontier with british weopons so congress declared war.
  • congress declares war on brittan

  • America is not ready for war

    on acount of jeffersons spending cuts america was not ready to buy the needed things for war. They were still determend to win. so they allied some other nations.
  • Britain blockades American portes

    great britain reallized after commencing in war with the USA that the USA very much needed its portes. In realizing this they blocked most american portes with blockades
  • America invades canada

    The war hawks decided to take Canada at no cost and easily but soon found out differently. The American forces Gen. William Hull who was not to impressive already, disgracefully surrendered inDetroit to a smaller Canadian force on the Niagara River an American expedition was frowned apon after a successful attack on Queenston Heights because the militia of Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer would not cross the New York state boundary.
  • The USS Constitution scores a victory

    The victory of the Constitution under Isaac Hull over the Guerrière and the capture of the Macedonian by the United States were two great achievements of 1812. The smaller vessels also helped and American privateers carried the war to the very shores of England.
  • The second battle of sackets harbor

    At the start of 1813 the main American forces on the border between the United States and Canada had been concentrated at Sacket's Harbor. One of the British forces was transported across Lake Ontario and attempted to capture the town.They were repulsed by American
  • The battle of lake erie

    During september of 1813 the British threw down all their arms the four largest vessels surrendered one by one. The last two British gunboats attempted to escape but were quickly chased down and captured. The British fleet in Lake Erie was now a thing of the past.
  • The Battle Of Fort Oswego

    The British ships returned to Oswego the next morning, and the landing proceeded. The landing force consisted of Royal Marines under Lieutenant Colonel James Malcolm, a company of the Regiment de Watteville and a detachment of 200 sailors armed with boarding pikes under Captain William Mulcaster. Four more companies of the Regiment de Watteville were in reserve. Lieutenant Colonel and killed out the american forces taking all thire goods guns and ammo.
  • Battle of plattsburgh

    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 1814 but was defeated after a hard fight inwhich Downie was killed. Prévost then abandoned the attack by land against Macomb's defences and retreated to Canada, stating that even if Plattsburgh was captured
  • Hartford convention

    The convention discussed removing the Three-fifths compromise which gave slave states more power in Congress and requiring a 2/3 super majority in Congress for the admission of new states, declarations of war, and laws restricting trade. The Federalists also discussed their grievances with the Louisiana Purchase and the Embargo of 1807. However weeks after the convention's end, news of Andrew Jackson's overwhelming victory in New Orleans.
  • The battle of New Orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812. American forces, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory The Treaty of Ghent had been signed on December 24, 1814 and ratified by the United States Senate on February 16, 1815. However, official dispatches announcing the peace finally putting an end to the war the battle is widely regarded as the greatest American land victory of the war.