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  • British Impressment
  • You work for us now!
  • Frontier conflicts with natives
  • Fire!!!
  • War Hawks
  • The war of 1812 first started off with british ships attacking american ships and impressing american sailors.
  • Declaration of War
  • American settlers continued to fight with Native American tribes in the West. Powerful Shawnee, led by Chief Tecumseh, led Indian resistance to western settlement. After the Battle of Tippecanoe British weapons were discovered on the battlefield causing Americans to become suspicious that British involvement was supplying native attacks on Western settlements.
  • Attack on the Chesapeake
  • Young Republican-Democratic congressman from the South and West who aggressively advocated for the President to declare war against England. Led by Henry Clay (Kentucky) and John C. Calhoun (South Carolina), these advocates for war saw a potential war with Britain as an opportunity to claim the lands of southern Canada.
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • On June 1, 1812, President James Madison became the first President to seek a declaration of war from Congress.
  • Im declaring war
  • British warship, the Leopard, attacked the American vessel killing three Americans and wounding many others. Outraged Americans began calling for war.
  • This battle took place after the war had ended but before word of the treaty could reach troops in New Orleans. On January 8, 1815, British troops attacked the city of New Orleans. Andrew Jackson led the American troops in a decisive victory against the British troops. In this battle, hundreds of British soldiers were killed. Although it took place after the war had ended
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