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  • James Madison was the fourth president of the U.S during the War of 1812. He was the Father of the Consitution and he introduced the nation to industry.
  • The main cause of The War of 1812 is the British Impressment. Impressment is when the British seized over 1,000 American sailors and their ships. The
  • In 1814, we, the British, attacked the U.S capitol and destroyed Washington D.C. It was one of our only great accomplishments in this war.
  • When the British bombarded our fort, Fort McHenry, we held them off for 13 hours and at the end, our flag was still flying. That sight inspired Francis Scott Key to write the "Star Spangled Banner".
  • To end the war, the Treaty of Ghent was signed in Belgium in 1814, but new didn't travel quickly those days and the city of New Orleans became involved in the Battle of New Orleans two weeks after the Treaty of Ghent. The battle was easily won, making a war hero of Andrew Jackson.
  • The end of the war brought good things to America. The increase of industry opened up new jobs for everyone, and thanks to the big win, America now swelled with patriotism.
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