The War of 1812

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th war of 1812 comic -- socialstudies

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  • The New President
  • Yes!
  • Will, you, James Madison, be the President of the U.S.?
  • Impressment and Resistance
  • Help! I'm being impressed!
  • Oh, be quiet.
  • Phase 1
  • Yeah! Let's defeat the British!!!
  • It began with the new president's election, when he inherited the nation's troubles. The new President Madison had to deal with England's refusal to respect American neutrality, but it all wound up downhill.
  • Phase 2
  • Wha- How'd you beat us?
  • Easy. We rock.
  • England had begun kidnapping and impressing American sailors that were caught trading with France, and even then, they weren't quite finished with America - they just had to rile up and arm the Natives, too.
  • Phase 3
  • We've taken over New Orleans - They can't get down the Mississippi!
  • Our navy, compared to theirs, was miniscule. There was no possible way that we could beat England at the Great Lakes. Yet we did. Under the command of Oliver Hazard Perry, the 12-ship American navy defeated all 500 British ships - from a rowboat!
  • Aftermath
  • This was the day that America gained a national anthem. During the battle at Fort McHenry, American Francis Scott Key wrote about the battle, and the American flag that stood even after the battle.
  • It may have been a post treaty battle, but without it, war hero Andrew Jackson never would have become president. When the British attacked New Orleans to cut off access to the Mississippi, Andrew Jackson was sent to fight them. Soon after, he won the battle with only 71 American casualties to 2000 British.
  • Not for long!
  • This particular war was not all bad - it sparked the industrial revolution! Being cut off from the rest of the world by the British blockade made Americans even more independant, allowing them to learn to manufacture their own goods, without the help from other countries. Who knew a war could help out like this?
  • I love not having to rely on other countries!
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