War of 1812

  • War Begins

    Senate and House of Representatives pass verdict to go to war issued by President Madison
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  • CT & MA Back Out

    Massechusetts and Connecticut state that none of their state militia will participate in the war.
  • Humiliation at Detroit

    This is the first major battle of the war. US Army surrenders in Battle of Detroit to British before the conflict even begins.
  • Battle of Queenston Heights

    American and British forces clash in Queenston Heights, Ontario in Canada. Poor coordination of American soldiers leads to another defeat.
  • Madison Re-elected

    James Madison is re-elected as President of the United States with Eldbridge Gerry as his VP
  • Delegation at St. Petersburg

    Tsar Alexander of Russia invites England and America to come to a delegation. Here, he tries to settle the Anglo-American war to no avail due to the fact that Britain does not even come.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    A naval battle of Lake Erie, that ends in a key US victory. This gives the much-needed control of Lake Erie.
  • Battle of Thames

    American soldiers have pursued the British forces across Lake Erie and a battle occurs in which Tecumseh (a Shawnee leader) dies in battle. This causes many natives to dissociate their alliances with the British.
  • White House Burned Down

    British forces take Washington D.C. and burn the White House and the Capitol building.
  • Battle at Lake Champlain

    Even though they are outnumbered, the US entrenches themselves and manages to repel the British assault on Lake Champlain causing the British to retreat.
  • Star Spangled Banner Written

    Francis Scott Key witnesses Battle at Fort McHenry and is inspired to write a poem which later is modified into the Star Spangled Banner
  • Hartford Convention

    Federalists in New England want to try to secede from the US and form an alliance with Great Britain. This is not successful but this unpatriotic nature leads to the eventual dissolve of the Federalist party.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    British and US both sign Treaty of Ghent which officially ends the War of 1812. The treaty surprisingly does not resolve anything having to do with why the war started which was British maritime policy.