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  • The Embargo Act of 1807 made it illegal for American merchants to export and goods to foreign countries. Jefferson created this to try to punish Britain and France but it instead hurt us. The act ended in 1809.
  • The Battle of Tippecanoe was a battle between Americans and Native Americans. The chief went and told the Natives to support American expansion and not to fight back, however they disobeyed and attacked American forces. It made Harrison a hero
  • Causes of the war included British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy’s impressment of American seamen and America’s desire to expand its territory.
  • On August 24, 1814, British forces attacked Washington, D.C. They took control of Washington and burnt down many buildings including the Capitol and the White House
  • The Hartford Convention was a secret meeting of Federalist delegates that took place in Hartford, Connecticut between December 15, 1814 and January 5, 1815. The purpose of the Hartford Convention was to express grievances against the administration of President James Madison including his mercantile policies and the War of 1812.
  • American forces defeated British forces on January 8, 1815, several weeks after the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which had officially ended the war. This battle is also interesting in that the British lost more than 700 dead and 1,400 injured while the Americans lost only 8 dead and 13 wounded.
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