War of 1812


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  • James Madison becomes President
  • Impressment and Natives
  • Battles in the Great Lakes/Canada
  • James Madison becomes the Fourth President of the United States of America and will serve from 1809 to 1817. During his presidency, he asks Congress for a declaration of war, and he gets one. The War of 1812 occurred during his term.
  • Francis Key and Ft. McHenry
  • Impressment and Native American resistance leads to the War of 1812. Britain hijacks american ships out in the Atlantic, and forced our sailors into the British Navy. The native american uprisings in the NW territories involved Britain making deals with the Native Americans, and Tecumseh is the leader of the Indian uprisings.
  • Andrew Jackson as a war hero and The Battle of New Orleans
  • The Brits. are coming!
  • Commodore Oliver Perry took control of the U.S. Navy in Lake Eerie to fight the British.. They fought for two hours, and before Commodore Perry's ship sunk, he rowed to another ship, took command, and destroyed the rest of the British. The British retreated and lost a ground battle to General Harrison at the Battle of Thames.
  • Effects of the War of 1812
  • The British blockade the Atlantic Coast and burn all of Washington D.C. to the ground. The Brits. lay seige to Fort McHenry in Batlimore. After battling all through the night, Francis Scott Key writes the Star Spangled Banner because the U.S. flag was still flying over the fort.
  • And the rockets red glare...
  • The British attack New Orleans to block the American use of the Mississippi River. James Madison sent Andrew Jackson to command the American forces in New Orleans in 1815. The Americans win with 71 casualties, and Andrew Jackson becomes an American War Hero.
  • After the War of 1812, all of the U.S. experienced a boost of Patriotism/Nationalism. Also, the war weakened Native American Rebellion in the west. And, most importantly, manufacturing increased due to the British Blockade. This is the start of the Industrial Revolution.
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