War of 1812

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  • Declaration of war

    Declaration of war by the United States against the UK. This was caused partially because Britain refused to acnowlege the U.S. as a country and therefore forcefully drafted american sailors to fight for them against France.
  • Surrender of Detroit (British victory)

    A British force allied with natives under General Issac Brock and Tecumseh bluffed the Americans into believing that there were more attacking Indians than there were, causing the americans at Fort Detroit under General William Hull to surrender out of fear.
  • Battle of Queenston heights (british victory)

    First major battle in the war. British troops, Canadian militia and Mohawks led by General Issac Brock . American troops and N.Y. militia led by Maj. General Stephen Van Rensselaer. Maj. General Roger Sheaffe takes over when General Issac Brock is fatally wounded.
  • Battle of York (American Victory)

    1,600-1,800 Americans (via navy) landed on the western lake shore of York (now Toronto). They defeated four companies of british troops, 300 militia men, and 50 natives under Maj. General Roger Sheaffe.0
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    Siege of Fort Megis

    A small british army and a few indians tried to capture the american Fort Megis but failed and raised a siege. American General Henry Procter eventually gives up the siege
  • Capture of Fort George (American Victory)

    The U.S Army and U.S Navy worked together in a sucessful amphibious assault on Fort George. The U.S army lost 40 men and 111 more were wounded. The british army had 52 men killed, 44 men wounded, and 276 captured as PoWs
  • Britan offers peace negotiations

  • Capture of fort Niagara

    Fort Niagara was captured in a night assault by a small group of british regulars because of the limited strength of the fort and the small amount of soldiers within
  • Greenville Treaty (American & Indian)

    A treaty of peace and friendship bettween U.S.A and the Wyandot, Delaware, Shawanoe, Seneca, and Miami tribes.
  • Peace negotiations begin in Ghent

    In Ghent (modern-day Belgium), Great Britain and the U.S. begin laying out proposals to end the War of 1812.
  • The treaty of Ghent is established

    The treaty of Ghent officially ended the war by returning land, PoWs and forts back to their previous owners or status quo ante bellum. This took several weeks to reach the United States, and the treaty was in effect by Febuary of 1815
  • Treaty of Ghent in effect

    (see Treaty of Ghent is established)