War of 1812

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    War of 1812

  • President Madison Takes Office

    President Madison Takes Office
    President Madison had hoped to keep the United States out of war. American felt Madison's approach was to timid to stay out of war. Madiosn helped write the Constitution and pass the Bill of Rights. Conflict with the Native Americans began. The impressment of the American sailors by Britian was still going on.
  • War Haks Take Power

    War Haks Take Power
    War Hawks wanted revenge on Britian for seizing American ships. They also wanted to conquer Canada. Britian was arming Native Americans with guns to fight. Henry Clay was the most out spoken of all the War Hawks. Britian was also encouragng Native Americans to fight.
  • Relations with Great Britian worsen

    Relations with Great Britian worsen
    Britian told the United States they would continue impressing saliors. Native American in the Northwest began to attack new settlements. Many wanted to go to war with Britian. Englanders believed war with Britian would harm American trade. Their were many War Hawks pushing to go to war.
  • Congress Declare War on Britain

    Congress Declare War on Britain
    New Engalnders talked bad about " Madsion's War" and threatned to leave to make peace with Britian. Britian was shocked my the American's war demand. The Americans faced difficulty with the war. Jefferson's belief in a small federal government and reduce on defense the United States was not ready for war. The American Navy only had 16 ships to fight with.
  • America not ready for war

    America not ready for war
    America didn't have a strong federal government.Also America reduced the amount of money used on defense. Only 16 ships were used for war. The army was very small and ill equipped. Many of the officers didn't know a lot about the military.
  • Britian Blockades American Ports

    Britian Blockades American Ports
    Britain tried to stop America from trading. The small navy couldn't break the blockade. Several sea captains won stunning victories. Isaac Hull made a British captain lower his flag and surrender. These victories cheered up Americans but did very little to win the war.
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    The general was William Hull. His army invaded Canada from Detroit. The army soon retreated in fear their wasn't enough soliders. Hull's army was corned and forced to surrender. The British captured more then 2,000 soliders. It was a huge defeat for the United States.
  • USS Constitution Scores a Victory

    USS Constitution Scores a Victory
    The ship was the Constitiution. The Constitution defeated the Guerrie're. The Constitution tore holes in the side of the Guerrue're. The captain of the Constitution was Isaac Hull. The British captain lowered his flag and surrendered to Captain Hull.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    The battle of Lake Erie only lasted 3 hours. Oliver Perry was the commander. Oliver Hazard Perry switched to another ship. The American flag was badly damaged. " With Americans in control of the lake the British were forced to leave Detroit and retreat back to Canada" Perry had boasted. Americans had won the war.
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    William Henry Harrison was General, Tecumeh died and the Indian Confederation fell apart. Andrew Jackson took command of the army. Tippeconoe pursued them to go to war. Americans won the battle.
  • Horseshoe Bend

    Horseshoe Bend
    Andrew Jackson took command of the forces. Creek Warriors attacked several American settlements. Jackson defeated the Creeks. The treaty that ended the war made Creeks give up aces of land. The leader of the Creeks walked alone into the Camp of Jackson to surrender.
  • Washington, D.C Attacked and Burned

    Washington, D.C Attacked and Burned
    Americans met British troops at Bladensburg, Maryland. British met little further resistance as they continued to the capital. From Washington the British marched to the city of Baltimore. The British quickly scattered the untrained American soldiers. The British set fire to many important buildings including the White House.
  • Attack on Baltimore

    Attack on Baltimore
    Before going to Baltimore the British burned down the White House. The battle lasted from September 13 to sun down on September 14. When the battle was over the America flag still waved over fort McHenry. Francis Scott Key witnessed the battle and wrote a poem about it. Later it was adopted as the National Athem.
  • Writing the Star Spangled Banner.

    Writing the Star Spangled Banner.
    Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner. The Star Spangled Banner was written originally a poem. When the fog lifted the broad stripes and bright stars still waved. Americans had beaten the attack. In 1931 it became the National Athem for the United States.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    Delegates from around New England met at Hartford Connecticut. Most delegates were Federalist. The delegates didn't like the war or the Republician president. Delegates threatned to leave if war continued. While debating over the war news of a peace treaty arrived.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The treaty was signed in Ghent, Belgium. Americans and Britian argeed to resore to pre war conditons, John Quincy Adam summed up the treaty in a few words. " Nothing was adjusted, nothing was settled." The treay said nothing about impressment or neutrality. The treaty ended the war.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    More then 2,000 British fell under the deadly fire. Americans won the battle. Americans signed a treaty with Britian. Andrew Jackson became a hero. British soliders marched toward American trenches.