I should probably inform General Harrison of our victory at Lake Erie!
Alright men, we have been given the ability to march to Canada since we have just secured Detroit! March! March!
Set fire to this White House! And don't forget the Capitol!!
"...And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there..."
Commodore Oliver Perry helped the US obtain a victory by assembling a fleet on the coast of Lake Erie. He then attacked the British fleet for four hours, and the British surrendered giving America control of Lake Erie. Perry then informed General Harrison in his letter and Harrison recovered Detroit and marched into Canada. But, eventually the British and Canadian militias were too much and stopped the American attacks in Canada.
Stop all of you! We are going to design constitutional amendments to increase our political power.
No! That is way to extreme!
When the British attacked Washington D.C., the militia defending the capital was poorly trained and fled along with Madison and other government officials. Not only did the British walk in the city without having to fight anyone, they set fire to the Capitol and the White House.
Sir! A ton of men have just came up near us.
Alright then. I will lead our troops into battle. Let us pray we win.
Still no word from the negotiators?
The Battle of Fort McHenry was in Baltimore and their city militia was ready and prepared for the British. After suffering through heavy casualties, the Britsh abandoned their attack but some people were held on their ship during the shelling. Francis Scott Key was a lawyer who was on a ship and on the back of a letter, he wrote a poem about how he was happy to see the American flag still flying. This poem got turned into "The Star-Spangled Banner".
The Hartford Convention was called for Federalists from New England to meet and discuss what they should do for themselves. The Essex Junto, an extremist group of Federalists, wanted New England to secede. But, moderate delegates thought that was too extreme. They ended up calling for new consiuttional amendments to increase New England's political power.
We need New England to secede now!
General Andrew Jackson was covering the spot of New Orleans when a British fleet of 7,500 men came. He had still heard no word from any negotiators about the Treaty of Ghent so he decided to lead his troops into the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson won the battle and became a national hero.
The Federalists that attended the Hartford Convention were considered unpatriotic and everyone hated them. This is because of nationalism, or deep pride for your country.