War of 1812

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This is the main events of the War of 1812 against the U.S. and Britain.

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  • James Madison
  • I James Madison, will be your new president of the United States!
  • Impressing and Native Americans
  • Please! Let us Go!
  • Battles in Great Lakes
  • Attack!
  • We surrender! Let's Go
  • James Madison was chosen as president and soon after he heard about the conflict, Madison wanted to declare war.
  • Bombing in Fort McHenry
  • After American ships sail through the Atlantic to trade, French started attacking their ships and impressing the Americans. Impressment is the act of kidnapping American sailors and holding them. To make things worse, Tecumseh had allied with Canada.
  • Battle of New Orleans
  • The British were planning to attack in Lake Eerie so Oliver Hazard Perry took command of the U.S. Navy. After battling for 2 hours, we defeated British forcing them to Canada and then followed them to finish it off.
  • Effects of the War
  • American Patriotism
  • After war, the British had been smart and blockaded the east coast and Mississippi. Then marched in to Washington DC to burn down the White House. Near the time, Francis Scott Key wrote the National Anthem as he watched the bombs go off at Fort McHenry.
  • Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave...
  • The British then attacked New Orleans to cut off the Mississippi. James Madison heard about this and sent Andrew Jackson to help command the Americans to fight. All this happened in the year of 1815 with the US winning the war.
  • Off to attack New Orleans, OH NO!
  • Because of the war of 1815, this increased American Patriotism, Grew the US manufacturing and weakened Native American resistance to settlement in the west. All of this resulted in the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
  • U.S. manufacturing grew
  • Weakened Native American Resistance
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