SS 2016-2017: War of 1812 Project
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JOIN OR DIE!
What am I going to do?
I'm afraid I have no other choice. To war we go.
The British continue to on impress American ships
It's a deal.
Faced with no other options, President Madison becomes the first president to ask Congress to declare war.
After several lost battles, the British raid and burn the White House, leaving Madison to flee the capitol. His wife is lucky enough to save the portrait of George Washington.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Americans send diplomats to Britain, and in December of 1814, The Treaty of Ghent is signed.
Two weeks later, Andrew Jackson defends the city of New Orleans in Louisiana. The troops on both sides were unaware of the newly signed treaty.
And with just one victory, the nation is brought together, and people begin to feel united.
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