The War Of 1812

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  • The War Begins
  • You now fight for the British side!
  • Naval Battles and The Battle of Thames
  • The Burning of Washington D.C. and Fort McHenry
  • America was tired of the British impressing American ships and capturing and forcing American soldiers into the British Navy which disrupted trade. Also, the British allied with Native Americans and provided them with weapons which the Natives use to attack Americans.
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • We won!
  • The President, James Madison, asked congress to declare war and they eventually agreed. Oliver Hazard Perry is commander of the US navy in Lake Eerie. At The Battle of Thames, William Henry Harrison defeated the British and killed Tecumseh, the leader of the Native Rebellion.
  • The War is Over!
  • Britain establish a blockade and burnt Washington D.C. and the white-house. At Fort McHenry, the British navy laid siege. Francis Scott Key was a prisoner of war and wrote the Star Spangled Banner during the battle. At the end, the fort still stood.
  • The Industrial Revolution Begins
  • We can produce our own products!
  • In the Battle of New Orleans, America had less troops than the British. However, there were many more British casualties than American. The British lost 2,000 while the Americans only lost 71 people. Andrew Jackson became a war hero in the Battle of New Orleans.
  • The Treaty of Ghent stops the fighting and ends the war. It was signed 2 weeks before the Battle of New Orleans.
  • During the war, America was forced to produce some of it's own products, and the American industry and manufacturing began to grow, starting the Industrial Revolution.
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