On February 1st of 1793, France had declared war on Britain. The reason why they did this was because the British had expelled the French Ambassador after executing King Louis XVI
On April 30th of 1804, the Louisiana Purchase was finalized and it added more than 800,000 square miles to the Western Frontier of the U.S.
On December 22nd of 1807, the Embargo Act was passed. This act was passed to attempt to stop the British from impressing American sailors.
James Madison becomes 4th President of U.S.
On March 4th of 1809, James Madison was sworn in as the 4th president of the United States. He had decided to declare war on Britain; many people didn't like this, but it turned out alright.
US declares war on Great Britain
On June 18th of 1812, the United States declared war on Britain. This was surprising because this was the first time the U.S. had declared war.
Britain declares war on U.S.
On January 9th of 1813, Britain declared war on the United States. This was because Britain wanted control over all the waterways.
James Madison inaugurated for second term
On March 3rd of 1813, James Madison was inaugurated for his second term. Something important he did while on his second term was lowering the age of generals from 60 to 30 years old. This resulted in some victories.
Burning of Washington D.C.
On August 24th of 1814, the British had burnt down many federal buildings including the White House. The British had thought that this would bring down the morale, but it did the opposite instead.
Star Spangled Banner
On September 14th of 1814, Francis Key Scott writes the first line of a poem that then becomes the "Star Spangled Banner". This is important because this later becomes the National Anthem of the U.S.
Treaty of Ghent
On February 18th of 1815, the Treaty of Ghent was declared. This is important because this declares that the War of 1812 is over.