War of 1812

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  • Battle of Tippecanoe

    Battle of Tippecanoe
    This was not necessarily part of the War of 1812, but it was a precursor. As Britain was supplying Native Americans with arms, they were also passing out orders. They instructed the Native Americans to pick a fight with America, thus began the Battle of Tippecanoe.
  • The War Begins

    The War Begins
    The war begins with US invading the Great Lakes/Canada region. Britain defended its land well and America’s first attempt was squashed. This put Britain on their warpath. On the other side of America, Britain was invading Chesapeake Bay. They infiltrated our capitol and burned DC to the ground.
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  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    This battle was fought between the brand new American navy and the veteran British navy. Led by Admiral Oliver Hazard Perry, America received their very first naval victory.
  • The Attack on Fort McHenry

    The Attack on Fort McHenry
    Starting on September 12th, British ships in Baltimore fired upon Fort McHenry. They just bombarded the fort with cannons and bombs, relentlessly hitting the bay. America pulled through and defended America on both land and sea. This amazing victory for America inspired the “Star Spangled Banner”.
  • The Hartford Convention

    The Hartford Convention
    New England States, mainly Federalists, met in Connecticut to discuss the War of 1812. They were against the war and threatened to secede America and start their own nation. It resulted in new amendments made to increase state power.
  • The Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent
    This didn’t actually name a winner of the war, but rather and agreement to stop fighting. A boundary between America and Canada was placed. Both sides agreed to try and abolish international slave trade. Britain was forced to recognize the US as a legitimate nation.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Britain was attempting to capture Louisiana hoping they could separate it from the US. This actually happened after the Treaty of Ghent. 8000 British vs 7000 Americans. America, led by Andrew Jackson, won with only 70 casualties while Britain lost 2,000 soldiers. This restored honor to America, brought a surge of nationalism, and branded Andrew Jackson as a hero.