War of 1812


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  • James Madison (4th U.S. president)
  • Native American Resistance and Impressment
  • You will join the navy!
  • I never agreed to this!
  • Battles in the Great Lakes/Canada
  • We will defeat them!
  • James Madison was elected in 1808 and his presidential term was from 1809 to 1817.
  • British Invasion
  • Tecumseh (Native American chief) organized Native Americans in the Northwest territory to fight the Americans. Impressment was the act of taking men into a navy by force with or without notice.
  • Battle of New Orleans
  • Oliver Hazard Perry took command of the U.S. Navy in Lake Eerie. Commodore Perry and the British battled for two hours before Perry's ship sunk. He rowed another boat and destroyed the British fleet (ships)
  • Effect of the War
  • The British blockaded the coast and burned down the White House and the President's mansion.
  • Fire!
  • British Attacked New Orleans to cut off American use of the Mississippi River. Andrew Jackson was sent to command the American forces in 1815 by James Madison.
  • American patriotism increased after the War of 1812. American heroes such as Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, and Commodore Perry were greatly honored and considered American Heroes.
  • Great Leadership! American Heroes!
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