War of 1812

War of 1812

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  • James Madison was considering war for a couple of reasons. The British were messing with American ships and the Native Americans were resisting.
  • I James Madison, the president of the United States, am considering war with the country England.
  • Mr.Madison decided it was time to take action, so he sent a letter to congress asking for war. It took a while but they finally agreed.
  • Phase 1
  • The first phase was fought at the Great Lakes fro 1812-1814. Commodore Perry eventually defeated the British, he even did so inside of a rowboat. This phase drove the British out of the Northwest.
  • In the Second Phase of the war, the British blockaded the east coast and marched to Washington D.C. then they burned it down.
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • In the Third Phase the British tried to cut off our use of the Mississippi. I, Andrew Jackson, was sent to take care of them. Soon after I became known as one of the first US War Heroes.
  • It turns out that the British Blockading our coast was a good thing. It let us begin manufacturing our own supplies, which was good for the economy. This was the beginning of the Industrial revolution.
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