The Battle of 1812

The Battle of 1812

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  • 1803 - British begin to impress American sailors and force them to work on British ships
  • 1807 - American ship Chesapeake is fired upon by British ship Leopard 
  • 1807 - Thomas Jefferson imposes an embargo on Great Britain (discontinued n 1809)
  • 1812 - America declares war on Great Britain
  • 1812 - Riots start in Baltimore to protest war
  • 1813 - Warrior Tecumseh is killed in Battle of the Thames
  • 1814 - British burn Washington DC in retaliation for burning York
  • 1815 - Andrew Jackson defeats the British at the Battle of New Orleans
  • Results: gained national pride; began settlement in west;increased military fame; started decline in federalists; gained respect; established credibility; built up military
  • 1815 - Peace Treaty is ratified
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