war of 1812

war of 1812

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  • Laura Secord: Intro
  • Laura Secord
  • Name: Laura Ingersoll Secord Canadian and british heroine of the war of 1812
  • Significance: Laura Secord is known for having walked 20 miles out of American territory in 1813 to warn British forces of an American attack.
  • Facts: Born: September 13, 1775 Kids: 6 Husband: James Secord Died: October 17, 1868
  • Part#1 The Beginning
  • Let's attack DeCew House!
  • Is he stupid?
  • Part#2 The Escape
  • Is she stupid?
  • I must go warn FitzGibbon of an attack!
  • Laura’s journey all began in the region of Queenston. Laura’s husband James Secord was a British officer, when he went missing after a battle, Laura searched among the injured in hope to find her husband. when she found him she treated him for his injury's.
  • Part#3 Sister-inn-law
  • I must warn FitzGibbon of an attack!
  • I must come with you!
  • During a fine evening in 1813, American officers came across the Secord home and requested dinner. As Laura prepared them dinner, she carefully listened in as the American officers discussed plans to launch an ambush on the British front at DeCew House.
  • Part#4 The journey
  • Ok!
  • The Secords were still loyal to the British Crown and dedicated their lives in the defence of the colony, Laura knew that Fitzgibbon must be warned, failing to would leave the Niagara area to the Americans. As James was injured Laura had to warn Fitzgibbon.
  • Part#5 FitzGibbon
  • I am here to warn you of an attack!
  • I will prepare my men!
  • During the next morning, Laura began her 18 hour journy. She took a path that led to the home of her sister-in-law where her brother lay ill in bed. When she arrived, Laura released the true purpose of her mission. Her niece Elizabeth offered to accompany her.
  • Cough!
  • So Laura and Elizabeth set off on a path along Twelve Mile Creek, which led right past DeCew House. However, after walking for miles, Elizabeth collapsed of fatigue That night, Laura came across a Native camp and convinced the chief to take her to DeCew house.
  • Go on without me!
  • A few days later, on June 24, 1813, British and Native troops defended DeCew house against the Americans and won the Battle of Beaver Dams. In 1814, the peace treaty began and the border between the United States and Canada has never seen hatred since.
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