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  • James Madison
  • I am James Madison. I was the president during 1812.
  • Impressment and Native Americans
  • Battles of the Great Lakes
  • James Madison was elected in 1808. He was the president during the war of 1812. He asked congress for a declaration of War. He was the fourth president of the united states of america. He served from 1808 to 1816.
  • Bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • Impressment and Native American rebellions where big causes of the war of 1812. The Natives were attacking colonists villages. The British Navy where attacking American trading fleets. That was called impressment.
  • Battle of New Orleans
  • Oliver Hazard Perry was the commander of the U.S navy. He battled on lake Erie. William Henry Harrison helped beat the British. Indian Rebel leader died in the battle.
  • Effects of War
  • The British Naval fleet bombarded Fort McHenry. The ships fire cannons on the forts for hours. Inside one of the British ships, prisoner of war, Francis Scott Key wrote the famous "Star Spangled Banner".
  • The British invaded Andrew Jacksons crew. The U.S army where up on a hill shooting downward. The Americans killed up to 2000 British soldiers. Only 75 Americans died. Andrew Jackson was considered a war hero.
  • After the war of 1812 the U.S hit the industrial era. After trade with England stopped, the U.S had to produce their own goods.
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