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  • James Madison Hears of Great Britain Cutting Off Trade With The United States & France
  • I'm furious 
  • In 1807, Britain passed the Orders in Council, which required neutral countries to obtain a license from its authorities before trading with France or French colonies.
  • Madison Cuts Off Trade With Britain After France Hints They Will Drop Restrictions
  • We can finally trade with France again!
  • After Napoleon hinted he would stop restrictions, President James Madison blocked all trade with Britain that November.
  • James Madison Inaugurated President of The United States
  • James Madison served in office from 1809 to 1817
  • War Congress Convenes
  • I didn't want to go to war, but Great Britain's acts of terror on this country must end!!! 
  • Congress pressed James Madison to wage war, and he did so on June 18th, 1812.
  • War
  • The bloody war lasted from January 18th, 1812, to January 8th, 1815.
  • On December 24, 1814, commissioners signed the Treaty of Ghent, which would be ratified the following February.
  • Madison Signs Treaty of Ghent
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