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  • Madison is Elected President
  • I want war with Britain!
  • President Madison wanted a war with Great Britain because of impressment and attacks on U.S. ships. He asked congress to approve a war on June 1st, 1812.
  • Causes of the War
  • One cause of the war is that England was attacking U.S. ships, and impressing U.S. sailors. Also, England was giving guns to the Native Americans in the Northwest territory to fight Americans.
  • Help! I'm being impressed!
  • Battles in the Great Lakes/ Canada
  • My middle name is danger! I will not give up!
  • American hero, Oliver Hazard Perry took command of the U.S. Navy in Lake Eerie. Perry's boat sunk, however he rowed to another boat and destroyed the British ships. The British retreated to Canada, and American hero, General William Henry Harrison followed them and defeated them at the Battle of Thames.
  • Francis Scott Key/ Bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light!
  • The British beat France, and focused all of their energy on the fight with America. They blockaded the U.S. coast, and burned the White house. Francis Scott Key watched the bombardment of Ft. McHenry. While watching the fight, he wrote "The star spangled banner."
  • Andrew Jackson/ Battle of New Orleans
  • 71 vs. 2000 deaths, that's embarrassing..
  • In order to cut off American use of the Mississippi, the British attacked New Orleans. American hero, Andrew Jackson was sent by Madison to command the American forces in 1815. The Americans had 28 times less casualty's than the British did.
  • Effects of the War
  • The ending of the war increased American patriotism. It also weakened Native American resistance to westward settlement. After the war, manufacturing in the U.S. grew greatly, which led to the Industrial Revolution.
  • Industrial Revolution to come next!
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