The War of 1812

The War of 1812

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  • I am president James Madison. We need to go to war with Britain because they are kidnapping our sailors and making alliances with the native americans in the NW territory!!!!! The War Hawks are greatly encouraging war
  • I represent congress and we say YES!!!
  • The taking of the USS Chesapeake in the Chesapeake leopard affair! That it we will dominate Britain!!
  • We have defeated the British in the Battle of Thames. Indian leader Tecumseh dies and breaks all indian allies in the NW territory.
  • The British have burned Washington DC to the ground. The white house has been completely destroyed. The British are able to send more troops to America because they defeated Napoleon.
  • The bombardment of fort McHenry, when the British try to take baltimore. We win. Francis Scott Key writes the star spangled banner when he is a prisoner aboard a British Battleship.
  • America's victory in the war makes America a very respected nation. Industry explodes! The federalist party is destroyed in the Hartford convention. Democratic Republicans are supreme.
  • The treaty of Ghent in 1814 stops the fighting. The battle of New Orleans takes place after the treaty because the news doesn't reach New Orleans in time. Andrew Jackson dominated the British and becomes a war hero.
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