War of 1812

  • Chesapeake-Leopard Affair

    Crew of the Leopard pursued, attacked and boarded the American frigate looking for deserters from the British Navy
  • Embargo Act

    Jefferson's attempt at "peaceful coercion" resulted in economic disaster for merchants
  • Non-Intercourse Act

    Lifted all embargoes on American shipping except for those bound for British or French ports
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    War of 1812

  • Battle of Frenchtown

    Largest American loss in War of 1812
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    British naval attack repulsed by Capt. Perry
  • Battle of Plattsburgh

    U.S. secured northern border
  • Hartford Convention

    Federalists met to discuss their grievances concerning the ongoing War of 1812 and the political problems arising from the federal government's increasing power
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Ended war of 1812
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Jackson's forces defeated British
  • Rush–Bagot Treaty

    Provided for a large demilitarization of lakes along the international boundary, where many British naval arrangements and forts remained