War of 1812

  • Thomas Jefferson is reelected in 1804

    Thomas Jefferson was elected over Federalist Charles Cotesworthy Pickney. With this he became the first former vice President in American history to be elected and reelected, repeated once by Richard Nixon.
  • Embargo Act 1807

    The Embargo Act was imposed by violations of U.S. neutrality, in which American merchant's cargo were being taken. The British were resorted into impressment forcing American sailors into the British Navy.
  • Madison becomes President 1808

    Democratic-Republic James Madison was elected over Charles Cotesworthy Pickney. This was the first of two times in American History where a new President was elected but the Vice President would continue to serve.
  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought between American soldiers and Native Americans. Tensions grew between Native Americans and Americans settlers.
  • War of 1812 Begins

    The war of 1812 was a military conflict between America and Great Britain. The cause was the British were capturing American trading ships and impressing the sailors into their navy.
  • Battle at Lake Erie

    Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated six British vessels and gained control of lake Erie. Which in turn allowed the Americans to gain control of Detroit.
  • Battle of Thames

    The Battle of Thames resulted in the death of the Shawnee cheif Tecumseh and the army that he led.
  • British burn down Washington D.C.

    On this day the British burn down the White House because of the attack on the city of York Ontario.
  • Battle of Lake Champlain 1814

    The Battle of Champlain was a decisive victory against a British fleet. The American victory led to peace negotiations with the British.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent was signed in the Flemish city of Ghent. And ended the war between America and Great Britain.
  • Battle at New Orleans

    This battle was the final major battle of the war. And was a series of minor battles ending the war.