SS 2016-2017: War of 1812 Project


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  • What am I going to do?
  • I'm afraid I have no other choice. To war we go.
  • The British continue to on impress American ships
  • It's a deal.
  • Faced with no other options, President Madison becomes the first president to ask Congress to declare war.
  • After several lost battles, the British raid and burn the White House, leaving Madison to flee the capitol. His wife is lucky enough to save the portrait of George Washington.
  • Americans send diplomats to Britain, and in December of 1814, The Treaty of Ghent is signed.
  • Two weeks later, Andrew Jackson defends the city of New Orleans in Louisiana. The troops on both sides were unaware of the newly signed treaty.
  • And with just one victory, the nation is brought together, and people begin to feel united.
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