The War of 1812

The War of 1812

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A comic strip about the war of 1812.

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  • I'm James Madison and I am the president of the United States during the War of 1812.
  • 4. War Hawks; most Democratic-Republicans are considered war hawks, because they believed that going to war would gain them power and gain respect from other countries.
  • There are four reasons to the War of 1812.
  • 3. The Chesapeak- Leopard Affair; when the British Leopard attacked the USS Chesapeak (American Navel ship)
  • 1. The British Impressment; when the british kept attacking American ships and forcing the sailors to fight in their navy.
  • 2. The British formed an alliance with the Natives.
  • British troops marched into Washington DC and burned the capitol building and the white house down along with most of the city.
  • The British bombarded Fort McHenry, but the fort survived through the bombardment. From Francis Scott Key's prison he could see the American flag still flying and the bombs bursting air, inspiring him to write today's National Anthem.
  • The battle of New Orleans took place after the treaty of Ghent, due to the slow travel of news. The battle took place on January 8, 1815. Andrew Jackson met the British on the battle field with 7,000 against their 7,500. Him and his men killed many British soldiers, and only losing 71 of theirs. Due to this win, Andrew Jackson became known as a war hero.
  • There were 5 effects from the war.
  • 1. Industry in America from lack of trade with Britain due to war.
  • 3. Americans got more prestige, power, and respect world wide.
  • 5. The Federalist party was destroyed, leaving the Democratic-Republicans to reign supreme.
  • 4. They gained a sense of nationalism.
  • 2. The Indians were kicked out of the Ohio River Valley.
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