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British Soldiers began Impressment and it spread to America. Impressment was the act of forcing common people into the army against their will.
You will fight for Britain
America began the Embargo Act which banned trade. but this upset Americans. So the non-intercourse act replaced it which banned trade from Britain.
We are beginning the Embargo Act and banning Trade
Then Tecumseh got sick of how the Americans treated the Indians, and started speaking out against America.
America is our enemy!
So the Indians started attacking American Troops so a team of US troops were dispatched to attack the Indian Raiders. This is how the battle of Tippecanoe happened.
This means war!
After the battle of Tippecanoe Britain was still a problem, so some members of the congress became war hawks. Their opposition was the New England Federalists.
War Hawks wanted to go to war with Britain so congress voted on it. The odds were for war so the US congress declared war for the first time in US history.
It's time brothers. To war!
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