War of 1812

War of 1812

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  • Madison was elected president of the United States.
  • James Madison Elected President
  • British ships were capturing our sailors and forcing them into the British navy, and they allied with the Native Americans in trade for guns. This triggered Americans to start a war with England again.
  • Impressment/ Native American resistance
  • Deal!
  • We will give you guns for an alliance.
  • When the British navy took Lake Eerie, the American navy went over and took it back. We then fought in Canada, where supposedly, William Henry Harrison killed Teeumsehn, the Native American leader.
  • Naval battles in the Great Lakes/ Canada
  • After Britan won the war with France, they focused all their power on us. They burned down our capital and bombed Fort McHenrey. A prisoner on one of the ships , Francis Key, wrote about what he saw. This became known as "The Star Spangled Banner"
  • Francis Scott Key and Fort McHenrey
  • Andrew Jackson lead troops to British and crushed them. This made Andrew Jackson a war hero and was the biggest win in the war of 1812.
  • Andrew Jackson at battle of New Orleans
  • After the war America gained power and respect from around the world because they defeated the strongest military at the time twice. Because of the war with the British, they couldnt trade with them during the war. The Americans started msnufacturing their own goods, which lead to the industrial revoultion
  • Effect of war and Industrial Revolution
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