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America: The War of 1812 and its Issues with Minorities

This covers the time of the War of 1812 plus abolitionism, suffragism, and the treatment of the Native Americans
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Andrew Smith

on 12 September 2016

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Transcript of America: The War of 1812 and its Issues with Minorities

Rights for Women
Expansion & Minorities
America and the War of 1812
Native Americans
Tecumseh tried to unite the Indians to fight against American expansion
He was killed in a battle in 1813
This was the last, best Indian attempt to halt the Americans
Slavery
Slavery boomed after the invention of the cotton gin
The Situation in the Early 1800s
The British were "impressing" American sailors to serve on British ships
The Native Americans were fighting against American expansion
Slavery was increasing in the south
Women did not have the right to vote or hold a legal status equal to a man
Britain was forcing Americans to serve on their ships
They also never left the forts that had in the center of North America, which they had agreed to leave after the American Revolution
They were supporting the Native Americans against the Americans
War of 1812
Battle of New Orleans
10,000 British troops landed near New Orleans to try to cut off boat traffic on the Mississippi River
4,000 American troops opposed them led by Andrew Jackson
In the battle, 6 Americans died. 2,000 British were killed

But the Treaty of Ghent had been signed 2 weeks before. The war was over when the Battle of New Orleans was fought
Andrew Jackson was a national hero
"Battle of New Orleans" by
Johnny Horton
Trail of Tears
Women had no legal right to vote or own property
The first conference on women's rights was held in 1848 in New York
Women who campaigned for the right to vote were called "Suffragettes"
America declared war on England and tried to invade Canada (a British colony)
British troops invaded Virginia, captured Washington, D.C. and burned down the White House and other buildings
They then tried to capture Baltimore, Maryland
Francis Scott Key witnessed the British ships bombard the fort outside the harbor and wrote the Star Spangled Banner in response
Abolitionists in the north called for a ban on slavery on moral grounds
The south wanted to keep their slaves and their way of life
Answer and Turn in
The first step in disrespecting others is to label them. Example: black people are "property" or Indians are "savages."

What is a group today that you see called names, whether in society or at Silverado and what should be done to reverse that?
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