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War of 1812 3-2-1

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Transcript of War of 1812 3-2-1

Expansionism:
1. U.S. expansion into the Northwest Territory was being blocked by Native American Leaders like Tecumseh

2. We thought Britain was giving weapons and supplies to them to stir up trouble (they were)

3. We thought Upper Canada (Ontario) would be easy pickings as a lot of Americans already lived there
Causes
WARHAWKS:
Congressmen from the West and South who thought we should go to war with Britain. Henry Clay (West) and John C. Calhoun (South) were the most famous.
Advantages of Each Side
Nationalism:
A feeling that people have of being loyal to and proud of their country often with the belief that it is better and more important than other countries
Impressment:
Seizing men from a ship and forcing them to
serve in the Navy
Now that you have defined the two words, list 3 questions you
have about how these relate to the war of 1812
Trade Tensions:
1. The British and French were locked in endless wars
2. We tried to stay neutral and neither side respected this
3. Madison offered both sides a deal; stop attacking our ships and we won't trade with the other country
4. Napoleon (France) agreed first so we stopped trading with Britain
Impressment:

1. Britain needed to enlarge its number of sailors in the navy to keep fighting with France

2. A lot of sailors on American Merchant ships were deserters from the British navy or former British citizens.

3. This led Britain to think it could impress them from U.S. ships
We declared war in June 1812. This took Britain by surprise, and neither side was ready for war.
With your partner come up with 2 advantages
you think each side had
American Advantages:
1. Britain is already fighting the Napoleonic Wars which prevented them from putting all their might against the U.S.

2. Fought in North America

3. A lot of the war was fought in Canada and America had a much larger population
British Advantages:
1. Still had the largest navy in the world

2. The American army was small and didn't have much experience or supplies

3. America had to borrow a lot of money to pay for the war

4. The war wasn't very popular in America, especially New England
After looking at the two maps, make 1
observation about the course of the war
Treaty of Ghent:
1. Signed December 24, 1814

2. John Quincy Adams said “Nothing was adjusted. Nothing was settled.”

3. Treaty said nothing about impressment or neutrality

4. Both sides returned to the way things were before the war
List the 1 most important thing one should know about the War of 1812
War of 1812 3-2-1
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