War of 1812 - Major Events
Choose 6 major events for the War of 1812. Briefly describe that event in the smaller box. In the main box, create an illustration of that event. You are creating your own story. Use color!
Battle of Tippecanoe
1810 -William Henry Harrison, a future U.S. president, led a successful attack against the native Shawnee tribe. It served as precedent to believe Britain was arming and inciting attacks on American settlers.
Divisions Increase in the U.S.
1812 - As tensions rose, and attacks on American settlers in the West and Northwest Territory increased, politicians and citizens alike became divided over the idea of war. "War Hawks" of the South and West pushed for war. New England Federalists opposed war.
1812 - President James Madison finally declared war on Britain. Madison and other severely underestimated how out-manned, and out-gunned they would be against Britain.
Mr. Madison's War
British troops marched on Washington D.C. and set fire to both the White House and the Capitol.
March on Washington D.C.
Battle of New Orleans
1815 - General Andrew Jackson became a national hero during the Battle of New Orleans. He quickly improvised a defense using cotton bales.
Treaty of Ghent
1814 - Negotiators signed the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. The treaty restored prewar boundaries but did not mention neutral rights or impressment, and no territory changes.
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