War of 1812

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  • James Madison Election
  • Impressment of U.S. Soldiers
  • Native American Resistance
  • James Madison was the fourth president after James Madison. His presidential term was mostly taken up with the war of 1812. James Madison had to worry about France and Britain as soon as he entered office.
  • Phase 1- Battles of the Great Lakes/Canada
  • As American ships were heading to France to trade goods, British ships would attack these ships and capture the American soldiers and force them in the British navy.
  • Francis Scott Key and The Bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • The British still had camps set up in the Ohio River Valley. They were giving guns and ammunition to the Native Americans to help fight back against the Americans.
  • Andrew Jackson as a war hero and the Battle of New Orleans.
  • The British had their Navy int he Great Lakes. Olive Hazard Perry took control over the U.S. Navy. The two sides battled for two hours before the British retreated. British Ground forces retreated into Canada and William Harrison followed them and them fought in the Battle of Thames.
  • The British attacked the White House while James Madison and his cabinet were eating dinner. They started burning down the White House but a tornado came and stopped it. The British also attacked Ft. McHenry in Baltimore. The National Anthem was made during this battle
  • The British sent ships to the New Orleans port to stop American use of the Mississippi river. Andrew Jackson was sent by James Madison to command the American Forces. The Americans only had 71 casualties where the British had 2,000.
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