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Welcome to the Era of The War of 1812!¡ I'm James Madison the 4th U.S. President of the United States. it all stared when I gave a speech towards congress to let the U.S. Go to war with Britain. Oh how they just keep following us am I right?
Tecumseh, was the strongest and most memorable chief in history. Him and his tribes guarded the Northwest Territory with their lives. He also decided to ally with British in Canada. This is the cause of Native American Resistance.
Another cause of the war was that the British were impressing Americans and attacking U.S. ships when they would trade with other countries. British had said they would stop attacking the ships but it was to late the Americans were ready to fight.
Phase 1 of the war was at the Great Lakes, Canada and the Northwest Territory. This part was mostly fought by the U.S. Navy and their commander was Oliver Hazard Perry. The fighting between British on ships and the U.S on rowboats lasted for two hurs until the U.S. had sunk. The British retreated to Canada and we followed and beat them in the Battle of Thames and the British were no longer a threat to the NW territory.
Phase 2 was on the East Coast. After the British beat the France in their war Britain was going to hit the U.S. with full power. They blockaded the whole East Coast and burned the Whitehouse down to the ground. Francis Scott Key watched the bombing of Ft.McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland and got inspired. He wrote "The Syar Spangled Banner" our national anthem.
Phase 3 was in New Orleans, Louisana at the Mississippi River. The British attscked and cut off the use of the Mississippi. Andrew Jackson was now chosen to command the American forces in 1815 at this time. American casualties; 71 British Casualties: 2000
The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812. This war did 3 major things. It increased American Patriotism. Native Americans were now less noticeable in the NW territory. Lastly, it began the era of the Industrial Revolution.
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