The War of 1812

The War of 1812

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  • Effects of the War
  • President James Madison in his study. (Before the War)
  • Hmmmmmm...
  • Trouble with Indians and Impressment of sailors.
  • So? British soldiers are Impressing our soldiers, we need to do Something!
  • The Indians are scalping our people!
  • The war had many effects such as creating American heroes, weakening Native Americans and most of all, started the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
  • Phase one - Battles in the Great Lakes
  • BANG!
  • While James Madison was President, he thought that the United States should go to war with Britain. He was sitting in his study thinking about the reasons for this.
  • Phase two - East Coast
  • The Native Americans had allied with Britain and were fighting with Americans. They would do cruel things to them such as cutting off their scalps. British Soldiers has forcefully taken many American Sailors and forcing the to do things.
  • Phase 3 - New Orleans
  • FIRE!!
  • Oliver Hazard Perry took over the Navy in Lake Erie. They fought for tow hours before his ship was sunk. He then got in a rowboat and sunk the British ships.
  • BANG!
  • BANG!
  • After the British defeated the French, they put everything they had into fighting the US. They blockaded the coast and marched to Washington D.c. and burned down the White House and the President's mansion. Around this time, Francis Scott Key watched the bombardment of Ft McHenry and wrote, "The Star Spangled Banner."
  • The British attacked New Orleans to cut off American use of the Mississippi. Madison sent Andrew Jackson to fight. There were 2000 British casualties, and only 71 American casualties. Jackson was known as a war hero.
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