War of 1812 Comic Strip
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President Madison declared war on England, because Britain refused to stop attacking American ships that traded with France. There were also seizures on American sailors.
James Madison as President
I was elected as president in 1808
Impressment was a reason we declared war on Britain, impressment was when the American sailors were captured by the British. There was a Native AMerican Chief named Tecumseh who organized Native Americans in the Northwest territory to fight the Americans. Tecumseh allied with the British in America.
Impressment and Native Americans
War of 1812 Phase 1
In this phase of the war (1812-1814) the war was mainly fought by the Navy. Oliver hazard Perry took control over the Navy in Lake Erie. Perry fought for two hours then rowed to another boat and destroyed the British ships. Then the British ground forces went to Canada where followed them and defeated them at the Battle of Thames. Then the British were no longer in the Northwest.
War of 1812 Phase 2
Once the British defeated France they went all out and used everything to try and stop the U.S. The British blocked the East coast and then burned down the White House. Then at Fort McHenry a man named Francis Scott Key wrote the "The Star Spangled Banner" while watching the bombardment of Ft.McHenry.
The British attacked New Orleans hoping to cut off the Mississippi river. In 1815 James Madison sent Andrew Jackson to command the American forces. There were 71 American casualties and 2,000 British casualties.
War of 1812 Phase 3
Effects of War of 1812
After the war the patriotism greatly increased. It also weakened the Native American's resistance to westward settlement. Also one of the biggest effects is that manufacturing began to grow and it was the start of the industrial revolution.
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