War of 1812 Storyboard

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  • James Madison
  • I won!?
  • Impressment
  • Native American Resistance
  • James Madison was the 4th president of the United States. He served from 1808-1816 and was the person who proposed the War of 1812.
  • Naval Battles and Battle of Thames
  • One of the causes for the War of 1812 was British Impressment. The British would take over the US ships, capture the sailors, and force them to join the British Military.
  • Burning of Washington DC and Fort McHenry
  • A Native American named Tecumseh lead a resistance against the United States. Tecumseh and the Native Americans attacked US citizens trying to settle in the Northwest Territory using British-supplied weapons.
  • Battle of New Orleans
  • Multiple naval battles were fought from 1812-1814. Oliver Hazard Perry was the leading naval officer. At the battle of Lake Eerie, Perry and his men pushed the British towards land. This is known as the Battle of Thames. The US defeated the British and the leader of the Native American Resistance, Tecumseh, was killed.
  • Since the British didn't have to focus on France anymore, they could focus all their firepower on the US. They burned down all of Washington DC including the White House. After that, the British sent a siege to fort McHenry. Francis Scott Key was a prisoner in one of the British's ships and say the US Flag still standing. He was inspired to write the Star Spangled Banner.
  • The Battle of New Orleans was the "last" battle of the War of 1812. The Treaty of Ghent was already signed, but the US hadn't learned that yet. This battle caused Andrew Jackson to be a war hero. During the Battle of New Orleans, 71 US soldiers died and 2000 British soldiers died.
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