THE WAR OF 1812

THE WAR OF 1812
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  • THE WAR OF 1812: PART 1
  • 3 important pre-war development includes the Embargo Act which limited the overseas trade. The British impressment which is the British would 'kidnap' sailors, capture American ships, and force Americans to join the navy. The last development would be the British supporting the Indians in the Ohio Valley. 
  • The United States wanted to expand its territory by capturing Canada and Florida from the British and Spanish. Both Great Britain and France were taking U.S. ships and kidnapping sailors. The U.S. worked out a deal to stop the taking if the trade stopped with Britain. The U.S. believed the British were arming the American Indians. 
  • CAUSES
  • The navies of America and Britain fought at sea on August 19, 1815. The battle was between the USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere from Great Britain. The ships hit each other three times and with the third exchange the Guerriere was disabled and the crew was forced to surrender. 
  • THE WAR AT SEA
  • English and American forces battled at Lake Erie on September 10, 1813. The Americans took control of the battle, using heavy power to weaken the Royal Navy. The Americans led to the victory
  • BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE 
  • General Robert Ross led British troops to attack Washington. The interiors of the buildings that housed the House of Representatives, the Senate, and Library of Congress were destroyed. The also burned the White House and the U.S. Treasury. 
  • THE BURNING OF WASHINGTON D.C.
  • BATTLE OF BALTIMORE
  • The five-thousand man British army marched toward Baltimore to fight the Americans at the Battle of North Point. Colonel Arthur Brooke led the British to push back the Americans, but was met with resistance. At Fort McHenry, Major George Armistead led Americans against the British Royal Navy on September 13,1814. The United States held its ground, forcing the British fleet to withdraw
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