War of 1812

War of 1812

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  • Embargo  Act (1806-1808)
  • Here, we place the Embargo Act.
  • Impressment Pt. 1
  • You will come serve in my army or I will kill you.
  • British Support of Indians
  • During Thomas Jefferson's presidency, laws were passed regarding the Embargo Act through Congress. These laws limited overseas trade, mainly focusing on France and England which were at war with each other. Jefferson used economic warfare rather than using the military.
  • Causes
  • The United States remained neutral in the war between France and England, causing chaos between the two, making France and England try and disrupt trade to the other side. For Example, Britain would kidnap American sailors and force them to serve in the Royal Navy.
  • The War at Sea  (1815)
  • The British make an alliance with Indians to stop the expansion west from Americans. The British provided weapons and more necessary supplies. 
  • Battle of Lake Eerie  
  • The U.S. wanted to expand territory by Capturing Canada, Great Britain, and France were taking U.S. ships and Sailors, trade disagreements, the U.S. found out about Britain arming Indians. 
  • A battle between the USS Constitution and the HMS Guerrier from Great Britain. The Guerrier fired first starting the battle but later had to surrender due to the disablement of their ship.  
  • Master Commandant Oliver Perry led the U.S. while Commander Robert Barclay directed the British. Each army suffered more than 100 casualties but ended as Perry leading the Americans to victory. 
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