The War of 1812

  • Washington's Proclamation of Neutrality

    Declared the United States neutral in the conflict between France and Britain
  • Impressment of Sailors

    Naval captains had the right had the right to stop ships at sea, search for deserters and other British citizens, and force them to join the crews of warships.
  • Jay Treaty

    It sought out to settle the outstanding issues between the two countries that had been left unresolved since America gained Independence.
  • Washington's Farewell Address

    Washington extorted Americans to set aside their violent likes and dislikes of foreign nations, lest they be controlled by their passions.
  • Chesapeake-Leopard Affair

    A symbol of the degraded relationship between Great Britain and the United States, and a spark that slowly burned to the unleashing of hostilities in the War of 1812.
  • Embargo Act of 1807

    Closed U.S ports to all exports and restricted imports from Britain
  • War Hawks

    Young politicians hailing from the West and South
  • War of 1812 Begins

    Primarily over impressment of the American sailors by the British Navy, as well as disagreements over trade, western expansion, and Native Americans
  • Tecumseh (2)

    Shawnee Indian political leader and leader of the pan-Indian coalition, known as tecumseh's confederacy
  • Battle of New Orleans

    U.S victory against Great Britain in the war and was the final major battle of conflict
  • Hartford Convention

    Party delegates secretly debated-- and rejected-- secession; instead, they drafted constitutional amendments strengthening state controls over commerce and militias
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Great Britain agreed to relinquish claims to the Northwest Territory, and both countries pledged to work toward ending the slave trade