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War of 1812

  • United States Declare War on Great Britain

    United States Declare War on Great Britain
    The British were stopping the United States from shipping to France. They disrupted United States trade and took their sailors.
  • United States Attempt to Invade Canada

    United States Attempt to Invade Canada
    The United States made 3 attempts to invade Canada, all three attempts failed. A lot of the battles fought in 1812 took place in Canada. Canada at that time was also a colony of Great Britain.
  • Battle of Frenchtown

    Battle of Frenchtown
    The British and their Indian Allies massacred the Americans.
  • Battle of York

    Battle of York
    Both sides gained little, but the Americans won and it gave them a morale boost to expand even more.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    It was a naval victory for the Americans and made sure that Americans had control over Lake Erie.
  • Battle of Thames

    Battle of Thames
    It was an American victory. The British soldiers either surrendered or ran away. The Native Americans fought hard but when Tecumseh died, the Native Americans lost hope and ran.
  • Battle of Chippawa

    Battle of Chippawa
    The Americans pushed back the British in Canada.
  • Battle of Lundy's Lane

    Battle of Lundy's Lane
    A very bloody battle with the outcome of British Victory.
  • Burning of Washington D.C.

    Burning of Washington D.C.
    After Americans burned down government buildings of the British in Canada so the British decided to burn Washington D.C. because it was a symbol to the Americans. The Americans rebuilt it and showed the British that they won't give up.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    American forces won against a greater British force, boosting their morality and thwarted British effort to gain control of critical American port.