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  • The U.S. was unprepared for war. They had a small, untrained army. The army had less than 12000 men.
  • The Americans couldn't make headway without Lake Erie, which the British controlled. The U.S. had 3 of the fastest warships and Oliver Hazard Perry assembled a fleet to seize Lake Erie. The U.S. was victorious and they won the battle. Shortly after the battle, Native American leader, Tecumseh, was killed.
  • ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- Treaty of Ghent. A peace treaty between the United States and England. ---------------------- ---------------------- ---------------------- ----------------------
  • Andrew Jackson led U.S forces in attack against the Creeks. More than 550 Creek people died. In the end they were forced to give up most of their land.
  • The British sent more forces t the U.S. They decided to attack Washington D.C. They overpowered the Americans and made their way through Washington D.C. while burning everything connected to government including the White House.
  • The Americans and the Britains met in Ghent, Belgium. They signed a peace treaty called the Treaty of Ghent.
  • Before the news of the treaty reached the United States, another battle happened. The British went to New Orleans, but Jackson and his troops were waiting for them. Hundreds of British were killed and Americans were victorious once more. After, Andrew Jackson became a war hero which helped him become the 7th President in the U.S.
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