The War of 1812


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  • James Madison As President
  • Impressment and Native Americans
  • You will not trade!
  • Oh no, please don't kill me!
  • Battles in Great Lakes/ Canada
  • James Madison was appointed as the fourth President of the United States in 1808, and served until 1816. He asked Congress for a Declaration of War in 1812, which began The War of 1812.
  • Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • The British would seize American ships and disrupt their foreign trade. The British allied with the Native Americans and supplied them weapons to attack Americans.
  • Andrew Jackson as a War Hero and the Battle of New Orleans
  • The U.S. fights in battle against Britain in the Northwest by sea and land, and defeats them. Oliver Hazard Perry and William Henry Harrison were two main people that helped in the battle.
  • Effects of the War
  • We now have to make our own goods!
  • Britain had just won war against France, so they sent more troops to America to invade Washington D.C. and burn it. The British played siege to Forth McHenry , but 13,000 militiamen stopped it from being taken. Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner when he witnessed the bombardment as a prisoner.
  • 7,ooo U.S. troops met 7,500 British troops in New Orleans for the biggest U.S. war victory in whole war. Only 71 American men killed and 2,000 british casualties. Andrew Jackson, the major general, was made a war hero after this battle.
  • The best battle of the war!
  • American industry and manufacturing grows since U.S. has to now produce own goods. Federalist party is shut down, America gains worldwide respect, and nationalism sweeps across the U.S.
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