In 1809 James Madison took office, and he tried to create a way to protect americans at sea by offering Great Britain and France a deal. In result of this Napoleon agreed to this deal yet his navy continued to attack american ships. Madison wanted to believe that napoleon had not made a false promise so insead he cut off trade with greatt britain. British continued to attack ships and madison saw began too look at the isolationism policy and going to war.
There were settlers moving into ohio and mississippi rivers which lead them to try to push the natives off their lands. There was two shawnee men who began to fight back by uniting indians across the river of mississippi creating their own indian nation. This led to a military force led by william henry harrison that fought against the natives. Although they had won this battle they had discovered that the indians were supplied with british guns.
New Orleans battle
At this moment Madison still had second thoughts of declaring war but in 1812 on june 18 it began. On land the americans thought it would be a good idea to conquer canada but they were mistaken, since the british drove them back every time. In 1814 the British army had attempted to invade the capital, leading to burn several public buildings not to mention the white house as well, as a result the president ran for his life. These were most of the land battles, but the sea ones were far more intense.
Results of the war
The sea battles had the most attacks during the war. For example in 1813 the U.S navy had just captured six british ships all together. The plans to conquer canada had come to an end because, napoleon was allowed to send thousands of men across the atlantic. Later on the british ah ambushed the port city of baltimore, maryland. The attack went on through the night but a man named Francis Scott Key who had watched along was amused to see that the british had not succeeded, for the american flag still stood.
The british had surrender after their unsuccessful attack on the port and new york, this weakened their ego and desire to continue with the war but the news took time to travel. This led to the british deciding that this time they would go after New Orleans. The british soon would regret this decision, new orleans was defined by over 7,000 militia which was a diverse army filled with people different in shapes and sizes etc. and the british marched in with a little over 7,500 troops .This battle was deadly to the british and was known now as one of the greatest U.S victories.
After this final battle belgium had signed a peace treaty concluding the war which neither sides ended up winning. The treaty was known as the ghent had no further issues, and insead everything was faded away and europe had peace, but the war still had side effects. The next 20 year the americans would force indians who fought out of ohio valley and the mississippi river, the U.S. believed they had become a sovereign nation, and some political effects were made. The War of 1812 would go down in history.