I'm sorry, sweetie. I don't want to change our lifestyles and the traditions handed to us from our mighty ancestors. Therefore, we must move!
As Harrison implemented this policy, Native Americans lost a lot of land!
Dad! We need to move West again?!?
Two Shawnee brothers emerged as leaders who could bring Native Americans together.
helped unite the Prophet's followers.
But in 1811, while Tecumseh was away, Harrison’s army attacked. Prophetstown was burned. The Battle of Tippecanoe made Harrison a national hero. He and Tecumseh would meet again.
Mark my words, Harrison, we will meet again!!
Some American politicians had been calling for war. Known as War Hawks, they were less concerned with world affairs than they were with frontier events. They hated the British and even hoped for a conquest of Canada.
We are the War Hawks!
Henry Clay, a leading War Hawk, became Speaker of the House in 1811. Under pressure from Congress, President Madison finally gave in. The United States declared war on Great Britain in June 1812.
Great Britain, Prepare for failure! America, prepare for victory!
The War of 1812 was fought on land and on sea, from Canada to Louisiana. Much of the war took place along the U.S.–Canadian border.