War of 1812 Story Board

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  • James Madison
  • I, James Madison, am honored to be the 4th president of the United States of America!
  • Impressment and Native American Resistance
  • Impressment
  • Uh oh!
  • I am Chief Tecumseh!
  • Hello Tecumseh! These are guns! Go attack!
  • Hey.. It's the British, we are going to take some men, okay? Good!
  • Phase 1: Battles in the Great Lakes
  • For America!
  • For Britain!
  • James Madison was the 4th President of the United States. During his term he asked for a declaration of war. He served his term from 1806 to 1816.
  • Phase 2: Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • There is hope! And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
  • The Impressment was when the British captured American merchants for their army. Over 1,000 American ships were taken by the British. The Native American Resistance was the British gave the Native Americans guns, and the Natives started attacking attacking northwest territory, led by Chief Tecumseh.
  • Phase 3: Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans
  • Native American Resistance
  • The Battle of the Great Lakes was a battle fought by the United States Navy and the British Royal Navy in September of 1813 in western Lake Erie, because both sides wanted the land.
  • Effects of the War
  • Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics to the national anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, while he was a prisoner during the Bombardment of Fort McHenry.The United States had declared war on Great Britain at first, the British were too busy fighting the French to put any effort into finding America. Once the feud with Napoleon ended the British focused on the war with America. Fifty ships sailed to the Chesapeake Bay. Fort McHenry was in between the British navy and the city of Baltimore. When the fort refused to be give up, the ships sailed away. The bombardment lasted longer than 24 hours.
  • The War of 1812 gave Jackson national recognition, after winning a major battle in this war he was promoted to major general in the U.S. Army. Jackson moved his army south and attacked the British. The British sailed to New Orleans. Jackson followed, leading a small group of his troops to New Orleans. Jackson's army was made up of inexperienced volunteers, and some pirates. For several days, Jackson's men stayed in a long handmade barrier. The British hurried to the Americans, but Jackson's men were on high ground and only suffered a few deaths in comparison to the hundreds of British troops killed. This made Jackson a hero in his peoples eyes.
  • FIRE!!
  • FIRE!!
  • The War of 1812 proved that better transportation system, economic independence, and independent markets is a necessity. Afterwards, Americans began to make their own goods. They began to think of smart, efficient ways to improve the economy. That led to the Industrial Revolution.
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