The War of 1812

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  • The War of 1812
  • On March 4, James Madison became the 4th president of the U.S. During his 2 terms, many things occurred, there was interference with the U.S. trade ships, impressment of the U.S. naval soldiers, and Native American Resistance. All of these things lead up to The War of 1812.
  • James Madison for President
  • Impressment of U.S Navy
  • Native American chief, Tecumseh, organized Native Americans to fight against the Americans. They allied with the British to get more supplies and to get more help.
  • Native American Resistance
  • British Soldiers captured other Naval soldiers in the U.S navy and would force them to fight for Britain. This is one of the reasons of the War of 1812 along with many others.
  • Between 1812-1814, the war against Britain was mostly fought by the Navy. This first part of the war was fought in Lake Eerie and Officer Oliver Hazard Perry took command of the U.S. navy. They battles for two hours before commander Perry's ship sank, after that, Perry defeated the British fleet in a row boat. After this, the British were no longer a threat in the Northwest part of America
  • The Great Lakes Battle
  • After the British defeated the French in 1814, they put all their energy into defeating the Americans, the British blockaded the east coast of the U.S. and went to Washington D.C. to burn down the White House. This battle is the battle where Fancis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner" as the British and Americans were fighting.
  • The Blockades
  • "Oh say can you see, by the dawns early light..."
  • As the British attacked New Orleans to cut off the use of the Mississippi River to the Americans, James Madison send Andrew Jackson to command the U.S. in 1815. He is known know as the "War Hero".
  • The War Hero
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