war of 1812

war of 1812

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  • James Madison
  • Impressment and Native American
  • Battles in the Great Lakes/Canada
  • James Madison was a very determined person, especially with all the pressure put on him during his terms. Like the non-intercourse act with Britain and not being able to trade with France.
  • Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHanery
  • The British started kidnapping U.S sailors and force them to join they side as well as fight for there navy, and if they refused the British would kill them. The British and the Native soon became allies and started attacking the U.S together.
  • Andrew Jackson a War hero and the Battle of New Orleans
  • The battle of Thames took place around the Great Lakes, it started by the U.S attacked the British and Native americans. During the battle the tribes Chef Tecumseh dies. This proved that the U.S controls over the northwest.
  • Effects of the War
  • A sailor named Francis Scott Key watched the whole battle happen, then he saw the American Flag still standing standing tall as could be and he came up with the Star Spangled Banner also know as the National Anthem.
  • The British were furious about the U.S defeating them, so they make the decision to invade New Orleans. Andrew Jackson was the General at the time and guard of the coast, he sent the U.S Navy to surprise the British troops and attack them.
  • The War of 1812 stopped America from their foreign trade. The British blockaded seaports which meant the U.S could't trade with them anymore, so the U.S started to make and purchase their own goods. Higher tariffs on foreign goods were brought up due to the thought of economy falling, so people wanted to buy our goods.
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