war of 1812

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  • James Madison
  • James Madison Elected as President
  • impressment & Native American resistance
  • Don't forget the guns for the savages! We need them to kill the Americans!
  • You can't do this!
  • You are hereby a sailor of the British navy and if you don't comply you will be punished!
  • Impressment and Support of the Native Americans
  • Battles of the Great Lakes/Canada
  • The battle has already begun! We will defeat the redcoats and reclaim what's ours!
  • Sir the Great Lakes are under attack by the British and they are using Canada to stage more! What are we to do?!
  • The Decision Concerning the great Lakes
  • In 1808, democratic republican James Madison was elected as the president of the United States. He would go on to be the first president to declare war on a foreign country.
  • Francis Scott Key &The Bombardment of Fort Henry
  • During this time British sailors would imprison American sailors and force them the serve in the British navy. This was called impressment. It was the main reason James Madison declared war on Britain.
  • Andrew Jackson the war hero & The battle of New Orleans
  • Thank You!
  • A Hero Emerges
  • After James Madison became aware of the British presence in the Great Lakes, and infuriated with impressment, he decided to declare war on Britain, and start the War of 1812.
  • How the war led to the Industrial Revolution
  • Let's make our own goods! We don't need Europe!
  • On September 12, 1814, the British navy laid siege to fort McHenry for 3 days but the Americans were not defeated. This inspired Francis Scott Key to write the Star Spangled Banner which became our national
  • My god....And the rockets red glare.....The bombs bursting in air....
  • The Siege
  • In January of 1815, Andrew Jackson commanded and won the Battle of New Orleans for the Americans and was considered a major war hero. American casualties were 240 while British losses were 2,286
  • After the War of 1812 America was shoved into the Industrial Revolution because Britain had blockaded America and prevented trade. Britain had unknowingly just made America a whole lot stronger.
  • The Industrial Revolution
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