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Trouble with Britain
Fighting the War
A New Sense of Pride
In 1808, Britain and France were at war. The U.S. did not take either side, but Britain and the U.S. sailors on the ships
In 1812, the U.S. declared war on Britain. Americans wanted to stop impressment. They also wanted Britain to stop arming the Indians
. This was called impressment. The government was angry about impressment.
In 1814, the British navy fired at Fort McHenry. Francis Scott Key watched the battle.
In 1816, President James Monroe worried that other European countries would invade America. He created a new foreign policy
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