War of 1812
Updated: 2/2/2021
War of 1812

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  • Reason #1: ImpressmentThe British would capture and force American sailors into naval service for them, causing the United States to feel disrespected.
  • The 3 Reasons for Declaring War Against England
  • Reason #2: British Support of IndiansThe British supplied weapons and ammunition to the Native Americans to help them resist against Americans expanding westward and to help them hold their ground during the Battle of Tippecanoe.
  • Reason #3: Trade InterferenceIn order to gain an upper hand in the war, the British blocked every American port, causing states to be unable to trade and a blockage in the economic system, with states having too much of certain supplies and not enough of others. = a British ship
  • The Burning of the White HouseIn 1814, the British set fire to the White House as vengeance for the attack on attack on the city of York by the Americans.
  • The Signing of the Treaty of GhentIn 1814, both sides came to an agreement and signed the Treaty of Ghent to end the war, however, because of slow communication, battles and fights still continued.
  • The Battle of New OrleansUnbeknownst the Treaty of Ghent had been signed, the British attacked the Americans at New Orleans. In the end, they lost with over 2000 casualties and the American force won with only 13 deaths.