war of 1812

war of 1812

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  • The War of 1812 started because Europe blocked the U.S. from shipping.
  • We, Americans, are officially declaring war on Britain because they are blocking us from conquering lands.
  • The Treaty of Ghent was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812, and was signed in the city of Ghent, Belgium on December 1814
  • The white house burned down during the war of 1812 because of a British invasion of Washington D.C. Major General Robert Ross and his men burned down the white house and multiple buildings.
  • Laura Secord walked 20 miles out of American territory, crossed the border, and warned British forces about an impending American attack.
  • Isaac brock died October 13, 1812 in Queenston. Despite facing desertions and near mutinies, he commanded his regiment in Upper Canada successfully for many years.
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