War of 1812

War of 1812

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  • James Madison: The Fourth President of the United States
  • We need to declare war! I am done watching this country being laughed at. I call for action against those British bullies!
  • Impressment of our Sailors Overseas and the Native American Resistance
  • Attention! all of you American sailors! Now you are part of the British navy. I trust you know that you will fight for the British and ONLY the british. We do not tolerate traitors, american scum!
  • Battles in the Great Lakes and Canada
  • FIRE!
  • James Madison, our fourth president, is begging congress for war against the British. He wanted Congress to declare war to start the war of 1812. His term lasted from 1808 to 1816. He served for 8 years.
  • Francis Scott Key and the Bombardment of Fort McHenry
  • While the British were impressing our sailors, the Native Americans started a resistance. It was lead by Tecumseh. It ended when one of the american soldiers shot and fatally killed Tecumseh.
  • The war hero, Andrew Jackson, and the Battle of New Orleans
  • Die, British, die! We are determined to win.
  • Oliver Hazard Perry was the commander of the navy in Lake Erie. While that took place, the battle of Thames also happened. William Henry Harrison defeats the British, and Tecumseh was killed. Harrison claims that he killed him, but many people think otherwise.
  • Effects of the war
  • The war created a job for me!
  • The British laid siege on the american fort called Fort McHenry. This is where the prisoner of war, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem and the famous lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner.
  • Oh say can you see, by the dawns early light.
  • Our future president, Andrew Jackson, lead our small army of men against the huge British one. He is known as a war hero because the Americans suffered 71 casualties and the british suffered 2,000. This was the biggest U.S. win, but the peace treaty was already signed and none of the soldiers knew about it.
  • Since the war ended, American industry and manufacturing grew a lot. We couldn't trade with the British, so we had to start making things for ourselves. we also gained the respect from other nations, and our citizens got a sense of nationalism and patriotism.
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