War of 1812 to The Rebellion of 1837

  • American ship Chesapeake is attacked by the British

    American ship Chesapeake is attacked by the British
    The American ship Chesapeake was attacked by the British ship Leopard and this caused an international incident. This is one of the things that sparked the War of 1812.
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    The War of 1812 to the Rebellion of 1837

  • The Battle of Tippecanoe

    The Battle of Tippecanoe
    The Battle of Tippecanoe (which is now Indiana) was considered to be the first battle in the War of 1812. It was fought between Tecumseh's brother and William Henry Harrison's army.
  • War of 1812 begins

    War of 1812 begins
    The War of 1812 was a military conflict between the United States and Great Britain. Since Canada was a colony of Great Britain, many Canadian inhabitants and Native allies fought alongside the British Army against the Americans.
  • General Hull enters Canada

    General Hull enters Canada
    The American General Hull enters Canada at Sandwich. This was the first of three failed attempts by the US to invade canada.
  • Surrender of Fort Michilimackinac

    Surrender of Fort Michilimackinac
    British troops force the surrender of Fort Michilimackinac, which is now known as Michigan. A combined British and Native force attacked the fort and the Americans surrendered without a fight.
  • Hull surrenders to Brock at Detroit

    Hull surrenders to Brock at Detroit
    General Hull surrenders to General Brock in Detroit. The seige of Detroit was one of the first encounters in the War of 1812. Brock was allied with the Native American leader, Tecumseh.
  • General Isaac Brock is killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights

    General Isaac Brock is killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights
    The Battle of Queenston Heights was the first major battle in the War of 1812 and resulted in a British victory. It took place on 13 October 1812, near Queenston, in the present-day province of Ontario. It was fought between United States and New York militia forces led by General Stephen Van Rensselaer, and British forces, Canadian militia and Mohawks led by Major General Isaac Brock, and Major General Roger Sheaffe. General Issac Brock was killed during this battle.
  • Battle of Frenchtown

    Battle of Frenchtown
    The Battle of Frenchtown, was a series of conflicts that took place from January 18–23, 1813 during the War of 1812. It was fought between the United States and a British and Native American alliance near the River Raisin in Frenchtown.
  • Burning of York

    Burning of York
    US troops landed on the Lakeshore to the West. They captured the town and dockyard. They looted and burned the city of York (which is now Toronto).
  • The Siege of Fort Meigs

    The Siege of Fort Meigs
    The Siege of Fort Meigs took place during the War of 1812, in northwestern Ohio. A small British army with support from Indians attempted to capture the fort to prevent an American attack against Detroit. The British failed to capture the fort and were forced to raise the siege.
  • The Battle of Lake Erie

    The Battle of Lake Erie
    The Battle of Lake Erie was fought on 10 September 1813, in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812. Nine ships of the United States Navy defeated and captured six ships of Great Britain's Royal Navy. This ensured American control of the lake for the rest of the war, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh. It was one of the biggest naval battles of the war of 1812.
  • The Battle of the Thames

    The Battle of the Thames
    The Battle of the Thames was a decisive American victory in the War of 1812. It took place on October 5, 1813, near present-day Chatham, Ontario in Upper Canada. The Warrior Tecumseh was killed and it also resultedin the destruction of the Native American coalation which Tecumseh led.
  • Peace negotiations in Ghent

    Peace negotiations in Ghent
    Peace negotiations begin in Ghent to end the War of 1812.
  • The British Troops burned Washington

    The British Troops burned Washington
    The Burning of Washington was a armed conflict during the War of 1812 between Britain and the United States of America. On Augest 24, 1814 British troops occupied Washington, D.C. and set many buildings ablaze, including the White House and U.S. Capital.
  • The Battle of Plattsburg on Lake Champlain

    The Battle of Plattsburg on Lake Champlain
    The Battle of Plattsburg on Lake Champlain was a major American victory and secured the northern border. The British squadron attacked at dawn but was defeated after a hard fight. The British general Downie was killed.
  • Battle of Baltimore

    Battle of Baltimore
    The Battle of Baltimore took place at Fort McHenry. It was a turning point in the war. This is where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner.
  • Treaty of Ghent

    Treaty of Ghent
    The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812. It was an agreement between the British and the Americans that released all of the prisoners and returned all the land that was taken during the war.
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    Andrew Jackson defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans. This was the final major battle in the War of 1812.
  • Peace Treaty is ratified. Madison declares end to the War of 1812

    Peace Treaty is ratified.  Madison declares end to the War of 1812
    The Peace Treaty is ratified. President James Madison exchanged treaty papers with the British on February 17th, 1815. President Madison proclaimed the war to be over on February 18, 1815.
  • The Battle of Seven Oaks

    The Battle of Seven Oaks
    The Battle of Seven Oaks took place on June 19, 1816, during the long dispute between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company, rival fur-trading companies in western Canada.
  • Legislative Assembly sends petition to Britain

    Legislative Assembly sends petition to Britain
    Legislative assembly put together a list of grievances and the British sent Lord Gosford to investigate.
  • The Rebellion of 1837

    The Rebellion of 1837
    The Rebellion of 1837 started on October 9 . Peasants fought against the British troops for democracy and independence. This rebellion lasted for a year and many peaple died. The peasents were defeated by the end of the rebellion and Britain remained in control.
  • The Battle of St. Denis

    The Battle of St. Denis
    The Battle of St. Denis was fought on November 22, 1837 between British colonial authorities under Lieutenant-Colonel Gore and Lower Canada rebels. The Patriots were victoriously led by Wolfred Nelson.