War of 1812

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In History
  • Invasion of Canada

    Invasion of Canada
    British soldiers were busy fighting Napoleon in Europe, so Canada decided to step up and help the British. At this time the British also started to practice impressment and take American naval soldiers and force them to work under the British. Americans were angry and started to invade the Canadian territory.
  • Battle of Lake Erie

    Battle of Lake Erie
    The Battle gave America complete command of all the upper lakes, prevented fears of invasion, boosted confidence, and gave America a status with the British.
  • Burning of Washington DC

    Burning of Washington DC
    The British and Canada set fire to the White House and the capital to get back at the Americans for invading Canada, however, they got word that bad weather was on the way, so they decided it was best to retreat. James Madison, military officials, and his government were also forced to flee the scene.
  • Attack on Fort McHenry

    Attack on Fort McHenry
    British ships sailed into the harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, so America opened fire on the ships with rockets, cannons, and bombs. The Americans were successful in defending the harbor.
  • Star Spangled Banner

    Star Spangled Banner
    Francis Scott was inspired by the Americans and the fact that their flag was still standing, so he wrote the poem “The Star Spangled Banner”.
  • Hartford Convention

    Hartford Convention
    New England threatened to secede as a result of the war. The convention ended up only calling for amendments to increase their political power. The Federal Government had to protect New England and supply financial aid to New England’s poor trade economy.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The treaty ended the war between the U.S. and the British. It was signed to stop the fighting and to return the land to their rightful owners.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    A peace treaty was signed two weeks before the battle, however, since communication took so long during this period in time, Andrew Jackson didn’t know, and attacked the British. This was considered the worst British defeat in the entire war, resulting in Andrew Jackson becoming a national hero.