War of 1812

War of 1812

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  • Madison was elected in 1809 and stayed in office till 1817.
  • I am the new president James Madison.
  • British impressment is one of the main causes of the war. British solders would capture American men off their ships and force them to be in the British military.
  • British troops stormed into Washing D.C. on August 1824, burning the city and the White House.
  • British ships came and attacked American, Fort McHenry in August of 1824. Francis Scott Key was captured on a British ship over seeing the battle, when he wrote the Star Spangle Banner.
  • A battle broke out in New Orleans, making Andrew Jackson a war hero. He would later become president.
  • After the war ended in 1814 America cut off trade with France and Britain, so they had to make industries for all the things they would normally have traded.
  • After the war many new jobs have been created.
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