The War of 1812

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    The War of 1812

  • President Madison Takes Office

    President Madison Takes Office
    1.There was tension between Britain and America
    2.America was mad at Britain for helping the Native Americans who lived in the Northwest
    3.Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun had become leaders of the House of Represenatives
    4.Several Americans thought James Madison`s approach was too shy
    5.Madison helped write the Bill of Rights and the Constitiution
  • War Hawks Take Power

    War Hawks Take Power
    1.Madison did not want war
    2.War Hawks had strong nationalism
    3.Henry Clay was a very outspoken War Hawk
    4.War Hawks said to take Florida from Spain because they were Britains ally
    5.War Hawks thought winning a war would bring peace between America and Britain
  • Relations with Great Britain Worsen

    Relations with Great Britain Worsen
    1. Fighting with the Native Americans made the relationship between the U.S and the British worse 2.Britain and the U.S didn`t agree on trading situations 3.America continued trading withe France but stopped trading with Britain 4.Madison did not want war to happen 5.Henry Clay, a war hawk,wanted war to occur
  • Congress Declares War on Britain

    Congress Declares War on Britain
    1.To prevent trade with France the British blockaded various American ports
    2.British kept impressing American seamen
    3.A battle occured near the New York Harbor. The Americans killed or hurt 32 British men.
    4.Felix Grundy gave a speech on benefits of war
    5.Americans decided to declare war on Britain
  • America is Not Ready for War

    America is Not Ready for War
    1.America`s war declaration surprised Britain
    2.Napoleon did not have extra troops to give to America
    3. America`s Navy only had 16 ships
    4.U.S had a small army
    5.Congress gave $124.00 and 360 acres of land to the army and more men wanted to join
  • Britain Blockades American Ports

    Britain Blockades American Ports
    1.The British navy blockaded American ports.
    2.They blocked them so the U.S could not trade with other countries
    3.American Navy could not get through
    4.USS Constitution won a battle
    5.Sea victories did little to help the war
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    1.William Hull was the general
    2.Hull moved U.S troops into Canada
    3.Canda was led ny British General Isaac Brock
    4.British troops were helping Canada
    5.Americans` retreat each time they try to invade Canada because the Canadians and the British stopped them each time
  • USS Constitution Score a Victory

    USS Constitution Score a Victory
    1.Issac Hull was the captain
    2.Issac saw the British ship: Gurriere
    3.American shot down both masts
    4.British surrendered
    5.Sea captains won other victories on the sea
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    1.Oliver Hazard Perry led the Americans`
    2.British hurt Perry`s small ship
    3.Perry took down his flag
    4.Oliver rowed toward another American ship
    5. Captain Perry led the Americans` to a victory after he was defeated
  • Horseshoe Bend

    Horseshoe Bend
    1.Horseshoe Bend was a battle between the Native American and the settlers
    2.The settlers were led by Andrew Jackson
    3. The Cherookees helped the Americans
    4.The Americans won the battle
    5.The Native American had to give their land to white men
  • Washington D.C Attacked and Burned

    Washington D.C Attacked and Burned
    1.Britain wanted to invade Washington D.C
    2.U.S troops met Britain in Bladensburg, Maryland
    3.Madison watched as the British made the Americans leave
    4.The British burned the White House down
    5.Britain marched towards Baltimore
  • Attack on Baltimore

    Attack on Baltimore
    1.British marched from Washington D.C
    2.British marched to Baltimore
    3.Baltimore`s defense was Fort McHenry
    4.Rockets from British atacked the harbor
    5.The "Star Spangled Banner" became America`s national anthem because of this battle
  • Writing of the "Star Spangled Banner"

    Writing of the "Star Spangled Banner"
    1.The flag was still waving at the end of the Battle of Baltimore
    2.Francis Scott Key saw the Battle of Baltimore
    3.Francis wrote a poem,"Star Spangled Banner", about the battle
    4."Star Spngled Banner " was put to music
    5.The U.S adopted it as the national anthem
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    1.After losing control of Lake Erie Britain and (their ally) Tecumseh retrated
    2.General William and Henry Harrison persued them
    3.Americans won the Battle of Thames
    4.Indian Confederation fell apart
    5.The Battle of Thames led to The Battle of Horseshoe Bend
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    1.Britain`s blockade did not help New Englands sea trade
    2.New Englander`s were in fear that the U.S would win land in Florida and Canada
    3.Delegates met in Hartford, Conneticut because they didn`t like the republican president this was called the Hartford Convention
    4.Delegates said that they would leave the union if the war continued
    5.The Harford Convention ceased quickly because the war ended
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    1.Signed the treaty in Ghent,Belgium
    2.Britain and th U.S returned things back to the way they were before the war
    3.nothing was changed or settled
    4.Some people thought the War of 1812 was a mistake
    5.others thought the War of 1812 was purposeful
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    1.Andrew Jackson led the Americans
    2.Jackson and the troops waited for the British
    3.The British attacked
    4.2000 British men died
    5.The U.S only lost 7 men and were victorious