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the war of 1812

  • President Madison Takes Office

    President Madison Takes Office
    James Madison was a quiet scholarly man, he helped write the constitution and pass the bill of rights. People felt Madison approached to timid. when Madison toke office tension with Britian was high.American people are angry they felt their honor was at stake. and Americans felt a new sense of nationalism.
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    the war of 1812

  • War Hawks Take Power

    War Hawks Take Power
    The war hawks were a group of about twenty democratic republicans. They convinced Congress to go to was with Britain. They were mainly men from the southern and western U.S. A handful of war hawks took key positions in Congress.Clay Calhoun was a war hawk(a person eager for was with Britian)
  • Relation with Britain Worsen

    Relation with Britain Worsen
    Britain told U.S they would still imperss sailors. Britain supplied Native Americans with guns. Native Americans then attacked U.S fronteir settlements. Britian encouraged indians to attack U.S the fighting between U.S and native americans caused Britian to form a aliance with the indians.
  • Congress Declares War with Britian

    Congress Declares War with Britian
    British was not meeting the Americans demand to avoid war. war did not come at a good time for Britian as they were in war in Europe. the vote for war was 79 to 49 in the house of representatives and 19 to 13 in the senate.
  • America Is Not Ready For War

    America Is Not Ready For War
    U.s was tight on money and their army and navy was small. New England did not want to go to war with Britain. The U.S did not have the supplies for war. British had more men that were more skilled too.
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    General William Hull moved from Detroit to Canada. The canadians only had a few untrained troops but were led by a skill ful British leader Isacc Brock. He made Americans retreat from Canada. British Captured more than 2,000 american troops.
  • Britian Blockades American Ports

    Britian Blockades American Ports
    The blockade was to stop American trade. The U.S navy was unable to break the blockade. The U.S won many sea battles the Constitution a U.S ship was in command of Isaac Hull
  • USS Constitution scores a victory

    USS Constitution scores a victory
    The Constitution was made of thick wood and cannon balls bounced off the ship. the constitution beat the guerriere. the constitution tore hole into the other ship and destroyed both masts. the constitution was under command of Isaac Hull
  • Battle Of Lake Erie

    Battle Of Lake Erie
    Captian Oliver Hazard Perry had no fleet so he designed and bulit his own ships. he then sailed his tiny fleet against the Brithish. British battered Perry's own ship and left it helpless.Americans ended up wining the battle. The battle lasted for 3 hours and took place in Put-In-Bay
  • Battle Of Thames

    Battle Of Thames
    British lost controll of Lake Erie. British and their ally Tecumsch retreated from Detroit to Canada.General Wiliam Henry Harrison pursued them. Americans won the battle of Thames and killed Tecumsch
  • Horseshoe Bend

    Horseshoe Bend
    Andrew Jackson took command of American troops. the Cherokees helped Jackson win the battle. the fight is between the Americans and the Creek Indians.
  • Washington D.C Attacked and Burned

    Washington D.C Attacked and Burned
    The white house was not destroyed it was put out by rain from a thunderstorm. British soldiers and Major General Robert Ross set the white house on fire. Madison's wife Dolly abandoned white house with a real size portriat of George Washington.
  • Attack On Baltimore

    Attack On Baltimore
    British first objective was fort McHenry. British warships bomarded the fort over night Francis Scott Key watched the battle. At dawn American flag was still up. Americans won the battle.
  • Writing of th Star Spangled Banner

    Writing of th Star Spangled Banner
    the poem was written on the back of a old envelope.Francis Scott Key wrote it. He called it the Star Spangled Banner. In 1931 Congress made it the nations national anthem. the story told his view of the night.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    At this meeting people suggested that New England states secede from the U.S. Federalists meet in Hartford Connecticut. After the treaty of Ghent arrived in the U.S, the convention quickly ended. they meet to discuss the grievances concerning the ongoing war of 1812 and political problems
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The treaty was signed in the city of ghent Belgium. John Quincy Adams a American said that nothing was adjusted,nothing was settled. Britian and U.S agrred to restore prewar conditions. The treaty said nothing about impressment or neutrality. This issued faded at the end of the Napoleonic wars other issues were settled later
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Andrew Jackson took Pensacola in Spainish Florida to keep British from using it as a base. Jacksons force included thousands of fronteirsmen, some citizens of New Orleans and African Americans. American soldiers dug trenches to protect themselves from British attacks. More then 2,000 British soldiers died by U.S sharpshooters. Only 7 Americans died.