The War of 1812

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  • In the year 1812, James Madison was the president of the US. During this time, the country was facing some problems with England. The British navy was using a method called impressment to kidnap and recruit American sailors. They were also forming alliances with the Native Americans, leading a rebellion to push the new nation out of their new land.
  • Gosh diddly dang England, you're being annoying. You were supposed to be out of here a long time ago, so I'm declaring war!
  • And so, the War of 1812 began. The first part of the battle was fought on the Great Lakes. Oliver Hazard Perry took control, defeating the British Navy from a rowboat.
  • We win! Take that Britain!
  • William Henry Harrison took over, driving the enemies away into Canada!
  • But it wasn't over yet, for phase 2 was just beginning. In a surprise attack, the British blockaded the East coast . They marched straight to Washington DC and burned down the White House.
  • Nooooo!
  • Fun fact: Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner during this battle.
  • In phase 3 of the war there was a showdown between the British and the US. Andrew Jackson led his troops to New Orleans, and against all odds, defeated the British! The American side ended with 71 casualties, and the British had 2,000
  • Fight me, bro.
  • Bruh come at me.
  • The War of 1812 ended with the Treaty of Ghent with an American victory, and Andrew Jackson was regarded as a national war hero!
  • While their trade was blocked, the Americans also gained a new skill in order to keep income flowing...
  • The manufacturing business had taken on a new importance to the growing nation.
  • The Industrial Revolution is coming to America!
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