The War of 1812

By AJames
  • Period: to

    War of 1812

  • President Madison Takes Office

    President Madison Takes Office
    President Madison took office in 1809.James Madison was know as "Father of the Constitution. He aslo suprevised the Louisiana Purchase. Americans were angery at Britain for arming Native Americans in the Northwest. Then Henery Clay of Kentucky and C. Calhoun of South Carolina became in House of Represenitives
  • War Hawks Take Power

    War Hawks Take Power
    The War Hawks were demanding an invastion of Canada. Their goal was to conquer Canada. The War Hawks were mostly from Southern and Westhern states. They avocated war agianst Britain to protect. The Westhern and landlock states also belived that the british were instigating American Indians.
  • Relations With Great Britain Worsen

    Relations With Great Britain Worsen
    Relations with Britain Worsen In Spring the British told the U.S they would continue impressing sailors. The Native Americansin the Northwest began new attacks on frontier settlements. With James Madison in office there was high tension with Britain. Many New Englander belived war with Britain would not harm American Trade.
  • Congress Declares War on Britain

    Congress Declares War on Britain
    When the war began the Americans thought they could win. Soon they relized that they were not prepared. Britain was still at war with Europe but did not want to avid it. Britain was providing Native Americans with support, one way of protecting Canada agianst American invasion. The navy had 16 warships and fewer than 7,000 men. Jefferson's Spending cuts had weakended American Military strenght.
  • America is not Ready for War

    America is not Ready for War
    The Americans were confident that they could win the war. They demanded to aviod war, and they only had 16 warships ready for action. The army was small, wtih fewer than 7,000 men. While Jefferson was in office the spending cuts weakened american military strenght.
  • Brtain Blockades American Ports

    Brtain Blockades American Ports
    In the first days of war, British set up a blockade of the American coast. By 1814, the british navy had 135 warships blocking American ports. After getting more troops, the British were able to close off all American Ports by war's end. The blockade had damage New England trade. The small navy was unable to breack the blockade.
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    The Canadians were led by a skillful and clever leader, General Isaac Brock. He led false information to the Americans. They had a few untrained troops to ward off the invasion. The Canadians fought fiercely and forced the Americans into retreat. Americans attempted to invade Canada failed.
  • USS Constitution Scores a Victory

    USS Constitution Scores a Victory
    In the beging of the war of Augest 1812 the USS Constitution defeated British warships Guerriere. The American soilders nicknamed the USS Constitution "Old Iron Sides". They nicknamed it that because it seemed as if the constitution was made of iron. After the war, in 1905, the ship was docked in Boston and opened to the public. In 1997, the ship underwent major restoration.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    The American forces had better luck on Lake Erie. During the battle, the American flagship was badly damaged. A 3 hour battle took place at Pull-In-Bay in the westhern part of the lake. The Britsh and the Native Americans Allies retreated. They followed the British into Canada, defeating them in the battle of the Thames.
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    Native Americans followed the British into the battle of Thames. Tecumseh died at the battle of Thames.
  • Horseshoe Bend

    Horseshoe Bend
    The Horseshoe Bend was in the central Alabama and was part of the Creek war. Horseshoe Bend was a treaty that ended the fighting forced Ceeks to give up millions of acres of land. The Creek Indians of Georgia and Alabama had become divided into 2 factiors. General Andrew Jackson led troops consisting of 2,600 American soilders, 500 Cherokee and 100 Lower Creek.
  • Washington, D.C. Attacked and Burned

    Washington, D.C. Attacked and Burned
    The British had a strategy and was to attack Washington D.C. The British set fire to Washington. The president's wife gathered up the most inportant papers and left the White House. The Americans were shocked to learn that their army could not defend Washigton. The Americans had beaten off the attack.
  • Attack on Baltimore

    Attack on Baltimore
    The new British startagy was to attack the nation's capital.They moved into Baltimore.The British set fire to several government buildings including the White House.British warships bombarded the fort throughout the night of September 13, 1814. Fraancis Scott Key seen the attack.
  • Writing the Star Spangled Banner

    Writing the Star Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner. The poem became poplular and was set to music. In 1991, Congress madde it the national anthem of the United States. Key saw the American flag still flying over the fort.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The Treaty of Ghent was a treaty that ended the war. Both Brithish and Americans signed the Treaty.News of the treaty took several weeks to reach the United States. The treaty returned things to the way it was before.
  • The Battle of New Orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans
    American forces under General Andrew Jackson wan a stunning victory over the British at the battle.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    The Hartford Convention was held in Hartford Connecticut. This convention ended becuse the war was over. The Frederalists met to discuss their grievences concerning the War of 1812. They discussed removing the Tree-Fifths cmprimise.They also discussed their grivences with the Louisiana Purchase.