War of 1812
Updated: 1/29/2021
War of 1812

Storyboard Description

yes (started on 2021-01-28)

Storyboard Text

  • Cause of the war of 1812
  • GB interferes with American Shipping
  • Kidnapping of American sailors
  • Attacks on the frontier
  • In 1807 Britain and France were at war with each other, and Britain did not want America supplying the French with supplies and food so they started the Embargo act.
  • Attack on the Chesapeake
  • The British kidnapped American sailors and forced them to work Britsh boats, this happened from 1803 to 1812 and the Britsh kidnapped 6000 American sailors
  • Warhawks
  • There was evidence that the British were arming the First nations and encouraging them to attack the Americans
  • In 1807 the British destroyed the Chesapeake which was an American trade ship. the British wanted to board the Chesapeake and when the sailors refused they opened fired and shot the ship
  • the Warhawks wanted to go to war with Britain to stop kidnapping and stop the attacks on the frontier. the president James madison asked congress to declare war on Britain