War of 1812

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  • Hello, my name is James Madison and i'm the president. I was just elected into office recently (1808) and I already have problems I have to deal with. The British are impressing American Sailors. And the Natives are attempting to form a resistance.
  • Meanwhile on an American ship...
  • Why are you impressing me? Don't you think we Americans have enough problems? The natives are forming a resistance as we speak!
  • Near the great lakes and Canada, Americans fought the British in Naval battles. Leading the Americans, Oliver Hazard Perry took command of the U.S navy in Lake Eerie. Even when his ship sunk, he continued on in a row boat and managed to defeat the British Fleet. The British retreated, but General William Henry Harrison followed them and defeated them at the Battle of Thames.
  • Um...
  • We stop at nothing! We must seize the ship!
  • After the British defeated Napoleon, Britain tried to defeat the U.S as well. They blockaded the coast and burned down the White House. A man of the name Francis Scott Key wrote the famous "Star Spangled Banner" while watching the bombardment of Ft. McHenry in Baltimore. The Americans stopped the invasion.
  • The British attacked New Orleans to cut of the Mississippi River from American use. Andrew Jackson was sent to command the American forces. During the battle, the U.S suffered unbelievably low casualties and the British suffered Major. Andrew Jackson was named a war hero.
  • The war officially ended in 1812 by the treaty of Ghent. A result of the war was the industrial revolution. It started when the British blockade prevented imports, so the Americans had to make their own products. The Americans ran low on cotton cloth, so they made cloth out of cotton.
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