Darby War Storyboard Project
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Attack on the Chesapeake
Frontier Conflicts with Natives
Great Britain began a policy of impressment, kidnapping American sailors and forcing them to serve on British ships.
Declaration of War
British warship, the Leopard, attacked the American vessel killing three Americans and wounding many others. Outraged Americans began calling for war
Battle For Lake Erie
American settlers continued to fight with Native American tribes in the west powerful shawnee, led by Chief Tecumseh, led indian resistance to western settlement. After the battleof tippecanoe british weapons were discovered on the battlefield causing Americans to become suspicious that british envolvement was supplying native attacks on Western settlements.
The British Attack Washington DC
On June 1, 1812, President James Madison became the first president to seek a declaration of war from Congress.
This took place in september of 1813. It was the most important US naval victory. Oliver Hazard Perry was in charge of the Americans. The british forces retreated to Canada.
In August 1814 the British invaded Washington D.C. They set fire to several buildings including the presidents mansion. Dolly Madison was able to save several historical documents. This was a low point during the war for Americans.
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