James Madison


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  • It is 1812 and James Madison who is the president is asking congress to declare war against Britain because they are impressing our people and attacking out ships.
  • James Madison is asking congress to declare war with Britain.
  • Britain needs to stop impressing our men!
  • On the other hand the British allied with the Natives in Canada. Tecumseh organized the Natives to fight the Americans.
  • British allied with the natives
  • Between 1812-1814 Oliver Hazard Perry led the Navy to fight Britain in Lake Eerie. Perry and the British fought for about two hours before Perry's boat sunk. He got in a row boat and defeated the British.
  • Battles in the Great Lakes
  • Don't give up
  • After the British took down Napoleon in 1814 they decided to put all their energy to defeat the US. They blockaded the coast and attacked the White House, it was looted and then set on fire. At the same time, thankfully, a tornado came along and ended up putting out the fire. Around that time Francis Scott Key wrote our national anthem as he watched the British bombardment.
  • White House burning
  • The British then attacked New Orleans to block the Americans from the use of the Mississippi river. James Madison also sent Andrew Jackson to command our forces in 1815. After the battle Andrew Jackson was known as a war hero. American Casualties:71 British Casualties:2,000
  • We will win!
  • British blocking the Americans from use of the Mississippi
  • After the war the industrial revolution started which probably began because there were no more wars with anyone. So we could direct the money and man power to make factories.
  • Start of the Industrial Revolution
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