The War of 1812

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    War of 1812

  • President Madison Takes Office

    President Madison Takes Office
    1. When Madison was put into office tensions were high with Britain
    2. Americans wer angry at Bitain for arming Native Americans in NorthWest 3.Americans resented the continued imprerssmentof American sailors by the British 4.After this happened, to most Americans the countrys honor was at stake 5.The Americans felt a new sence of nationalism
  • War Hawks take power

    War Hawks take power
    1.Warhawks favored war/To seize Canada
    2.Warhawks were taking Florida from Spain, Britains ally
    3.Warhawks were attempting to end British aid to Native Americansin the West
    4.Warhawks were demonstrating the strength of the U.S.
    5.Also trying to stop British seizure of American ships
  • Relations with Great Britain worsen

    Relations with Great Britain worsen
    1. British told americans they would continue impressing sailors 2.Native Americans began new attakcs on fronteir settlements 3.In june congress declared war on Britain 4.The Britain were still in war with Europe 5.The British were not going to meet demands, and avoid war
  • America is not ready for War

    America is not ready for War
    1.Americans were confident they would win
    2.Americans were not prepared for War though
    3.Jefferson spending cuts weakened the American Milltary
    4.Navy had only 16 warships ready or battle
    5.Army only had 7,000 soldiers
  • Congress declares War on Britain

    Congress declares War on Britain
    1. British were still in war with Europe 2.Britain was not demanding to aviod War with Americans 3.Americans were confident they would win 4.American navy had only 16 warships ready for battle 5.The American Army also only had 7,000 soldiers
  • Britain blockades American Ports

    Britain blockades American Ports
    1.Britain blockades in the first days of War
    2.Blockades went up the American Coast
    3.By 1814 British navy had 135 warships blockading
    4.British had closed off all American ports by the end of War
    5.America won the sea battle in the beggining of War
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    1.Invaded Canada from Detriot
    2.American troops were under General William Hull
    3.Hull was unsure of himself
    4.He feared he didnt have enough soldiers
    5.He soon retreated!
  • USS Constitution scores a Victory

    USS Constitution scores a Victory
    1.Defeated British warship Guerriere
    2.It was a very feirce battle
    3.Americans nicknamed the constitution "Old Ironsides"
    4.To Americans it seemed the Constitution were made of iron
    5.For nearly an hour the 2 ships closed in on each other
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    1.Commander: Oliver Hazard Perry
    2.Commander switched to another ship until he won
    3.Perry announced his victory with a dramatic message
    4.Americans were in control of the Lake
    5.Seeming Americans were in control of the Lake, this forced the British to leave
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    1.American flagship was badly damaged
    2.American commander was sill Oliver Hazard Perry
    3.Americans were also under Genarel William Henry Harrison
    4.Americans defeated British in Canada
    5.Tecumseh was killed among the others
  • Horseshoe Bend

    Horseshoe Bend
    1.Jackson defeated the creeks at the battle of Horseshoe Bend
    2.Andrew Jackson took command of the American forces when they went through Georgia
    3.The Treaty that ended the fighting forced the creeks to give up millions acres of land
    4.Also in 1814 British finally defeated the Napoleon
    5.This allowed Britain troop across the Atlantic to attack U.S.
  • Washington, D.C. Attacked and burned

    Washington, D.C. Attacked and burned
    1.British strategy was to attack Nations Capitol
    2.Dolley Madison gathered the Presidents papers
    3.British set fire to several Government Buildings
    4.Americans were suprised British couldnt take down Washington
    5.White House was also under the threats of fire
  • Attack on Baltimore

    Attack on Baltimore
    1.British bombarded Fort Mchenry with warships
    2.This went through the night
    3.Francis Scot Key, an American whatched the attack
    4.At dawn he noticed the flagwas still up
    5.Americans have beaten off the attack
  • Writing of the Star Spangled Banner

    Writing of the Star Spangled Banner
    1.Francis Scott Key wrote the song was a poem called "The Star Spangled Banner"
    3.Told the story of his night whatch
    4.It became popular, and it was set to music
    5.In 1931 it became The Star Spangled Banner of the U.S.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    1.Some deglates suggested that the New England states secede from the United States
    2.Deglates debated, news of the peace treaty arrived
    3.This convention ended quickley
    4.The Convention was after the war ended
    5.War was considered Second War of Independence
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    1.Britain had tired of War
    2.On Christmas Eve, 1814 the two sides sighned a Treaty of Ghent to stop the War
    3.The Treaty returned things to the way they were before the War
    4.The Treay took several weeks to reach the U.S.
    5.During that time both sides fought one more battle
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    1.General:Andrew Jackson
    2.He won over the British in this battle
    3.It was a "Stunning Victory"
    4.Before this happened the Treaty of Ghent was sent to the U.S.
    5.The last battle after the Treat was sent