War of 1812 Story Board

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  • James Madison as President
  • I recently asked Congress for a decloration of war
  • Impressment and Native American Resistance as causes of the War of 1812
  • We need to fight the Americans!
  • Phase 1- Battles in the Great Lakes/Canada
  • I killed Tecumseh, no doubt.
  • James Madison was the fourth president of the United States. He asked Congress for a declaration of war.
  • Phase 2- Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • The British seized over 1,000 American ships and thousands of American citizens. The Native American Resistance was when a Native American chief organized Native Americans in the Northwest territory to fight the Americans.
  • Phase 3- Andrew Jackson as a war Hero and the Battle of New Orleans
  • I am Andrew Jackson, and I am a war hero!
  • Oliver Hazard Perry took command of the US Navy in Lake Eerie, and Commodore Perry and the British battled for two hours before Perry's ship was sunk. He rowed to another ship and destroyed the British fleet. William Henry harrison claims to have killed Tecumseh.
  • Effects of the War
  • Britain won the war against France and sent more troops to America. Britain marched on Washington D.C., destroyed the city, and burned the capital to the ground including the White house.
  • We are burning down the white house!
  • On January 8, 1815 US militia met 7,500 British troops in New Orleans. This made a war hero of Andrew Jackson. This was also the biggest victory in the War of 1812.
  • American industry and manufacturing grows, they were forced to produce goods that were normally acquired from Britain, Native American resistance was removed from the Ohio River Valley, America gained prestige, power, and respect on a world wide scale. Also a sense of nationalism sweeps America, and Federalists in New England who opposed the war secretly meet revise the U.S. Constitution.
  • America- "we have a lot of nationalism!"
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