War of 1812


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  • Between 1812 and 1814, the battle against Britain was mostly fought by the Navy. Commodore Perry battled the British for two hours before his ship sunk. He managed to row to another boat and defeat the British fleet.
  • Phase 1: Battles in the Great Lakes
  • When Britain won against France Britain could now commit more troops to attack America. With increase troops Britain marched on Washington D.C., burning the city and the White House to the ground. At the same the British lay siege to Fort McHenry but 13,000 militiamen managed to keep the fort.
  • Phase 2: Burning of Washington D.C & Fort McHenry
  • On January 8, 1814, a US militia of 7,000 fought against 7,500 British troops in New Orleans. Where there was a total of 2,00 casualties for the British and simply only 71 for the US. Considered the biggest US victory of the War of 1812, that made Andrew Jackson a war hero.
  • Phase 3: Battle of New Orleans
  • The British captured and forced American sailors and merchants into the British Navy. Britain managed to seize over 1,000 American ships and citizens which was a disruption of foreign trade.
  • Impressment
  • With the Native Americans allied with the British, the British were supplying the Natives with weapons. These weapons were used against U.S. settlers in the Northwest Territory.
  • Native American Resistance
  • When the War of 1812 was won, it had multiple good effects that did well for the U.S. 1)Industry grew as goods normally from Britain needed to be produced. 2)The Native Americans were removed from the Ohio River Valley, opening up Midwest expansion. 3)America won and respect worldwide for being able to defeat Britain. 4)A new sense of nationalism swept the nation 5)Lead to the demise of the Federalist party.
  • Effect of the War
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