War of 1812

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  • James Madison is President!
  • Thank you for electing me as your president! I promise I will do a good job!
  • Start of the War of 1812
  • The British have been attacking us! They keep impressing our sailors and have been giving Natives weapons! We should be able to fight back! Congress let us fight!
  • Phase 1 of the War of 1812
  • Do not give up! We must win!
  • James Madison was elected president in 1809. He was in the Democratic Republican party.
  • Phase 2 of the War of 1812
  • Good job at blocking all the American ports men!
  • Britain has been giving the Natives supplies to fight the Americans so they can't settle in The Northwest Territory, which angered many Americans. Britain has also attacked American ships towards France and have been impressing the sailors. Madison asked Congress to approve of a war in 1812. Many New Englander's opposed but there was still a war.
  • Phase 3 of the War of 1812
  • Let's go men! We have to defeat them!
  • The war against Britain in 1812-1814 was fought mostly by the Navy. Oliver Hazard Perry was in command of the Navy in Lake Eerie. Perry's boat sank after 2 hours of fighting, but he defeated other British ships by rowing in a row boat. The British lost the Battle of Thames after General William Henry Harrison followed and defeated them.
  • Effects of War of 1812
  • Now we must sign the Treaty of Ghent.
  • The British blockade the coast and marched to Washington D.C. where they burned down the White House and the President's mansion. Francis Scott Key watched the bombardment of Ft. McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland and wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" which is our national anthem.
  • The use of the Mississippi was cut off from Americans because the British attacked New Orleans. President James Madison sent Andrew Jackson to command the American forces against the British in 1815. About 2,000 British men were wounded or killed and only about 71 Americans died or got wounded.
  • Neither America nor Britain won the War of 1812. The war was ended by the Treaty of Ghent. After the war Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, and Oliver Hazard Perry were considered war heroes. Also the Native Americans' resistance toward westward settlement was weakened. This was also the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
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