War of 1812 Story board

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  • James Madison Declares War
  • British Force Americans To Join Their Navy
  • Battles Take Over The Great Lakes
  • James Madison was a very determined 4th president. He was having all this pressure put on him. The non-intercourse act with Britain, no trading with France and then reversing it. On June 1st, 1812, President Madison asked Congress to declare war.
  • One Major Battle and a Famous Song
  • The British would kidnap American Sailors are force to join their side. Not only that, British also became allies with the Native Americans. The Native Americans starting attacking the U.S. and they had British weapons.
  • Jackson Saves The Day!!
  • The Battle of Thames was fought near the Great Lakes. The U.S. attacked the British and Native American forces. This proved that the U.S. had control over the Northwest. The Native American leader Tecumseh dies in this battle.
  • Americans Make Their Own Stuff!
  • British Soldiers siege Fort McHenry. The U.S. Navy comes out strong and protects it from being taken over. A sailor named Francis Scott Key watched all of this happen and he saw the American Flag standing strong and high after all the ruckus, so he wrote the U.S. National Anthem, or the Star Spangled Banner.
  • The British were angry that the U.S. defeated them in the Battle of Fort McHenry. They decided to invade New Orleans. General Andrew Jackson was the guard of the coast and he sent the American Navy to ambush the British troops and they were defeated.
  • The War of 1812 cut off America from their foreign trade. The British blockaded the seaports which meant no trade for the U.S. Americans started to purchase and make their own goods. The U.S. begins to expand its factories and more manufacturing. Higher tariffs on foreign goods were introduced due the thought of the economy falling. So people wanted to buy american goods.
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