The War of 1812

The War of 1812

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  • Native American Resistance
  • Impressment
  • Join our navy!
  • The British are attacking us again!
  • Madison Declares War
  • This has to stop now... I declare war on Great Britain!
  • Native Americans allied with British forces in the Ohio River Valley against the Americans. This was a cause of the War of 1812.
  • Battles in the Great Lakes/Canada
  • Fire at will!
  • Britain harassed American sailors and forced them to join the British Navy. This was also major cause of the War of 1812.
  • East Coast Warfare
  • After all these attacks on the United States, newly elected President James Madison declares war on Britain.
  • Battle of New Orleans
  • Oliver Hazard Perry destroyed the British fleet in a rowboat after his ship was sunk. The Americans then won the Battle of Thames in Canada.
  • We Sunk 'Em!
  • Francis Scott Key looks on as Americans stop a British Invasion during the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. The event inspires Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner," our national anthem.
  • Britain attacked New Orleans in attempt to cut off American use of the Mississippi River. American War Hero Andrew Jackson and his troops soundly defeated the British army.
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