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The War Of 1812

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Transcript of The War Of 1812

The declaration of the war of 1812
June 18, 1812 the war of 1812 was declared by President James Madison
A letter was sent by President Madison on reasons why the war should be approved
The MAIN cause of the war was that the United States wanted free and open trade with BOTH Great Britain and France, but the British did not want the Americans to be neutral against their enemy
The Americans believed that the British still was not treating it as an independent country, and was giving the native Americans with guns to attack American settlers
The British was impressing American sailors into the British navy and was using them in the Napoleonic wars
The Americans were not very happy with the British navy was capturing some of their sailors
Before the New Comers
The Aboriginals believed that the land was never theirs to own
when the French and the British came they were willing to let them use their land and "sold" it to them.
But Tecumseh believed that even though the land is not theirs they should not have any right to give it to others.
Tecumseh took part in the war of 1812 with the British Colonies as allies not subjects.
He was not fond of the British but because the Americans were driving them out of their home land.
Tecumseh sadly died near Moraviantown on 5th of October 1813 during the battles of Thames.
Tecumseh and his tribe took along side the British Colonies
The War Of 1812

All the colonies from southern Canada all the way to the golf of Mexico know who Isaac Brock was
Both Isaac Brock and Tecumseh captured Fort Detroit on the first year of the war of 1812 without a fight.
Isaac Brock died on the 13th of October 1812 during the war of Queenston Heights
Sir Isaac Brock sacrificed his life fighting for the British North American colonies
How the war affected
Canada's identity
Brought the French speaking Canadians and the English speaking Canadian together
Some historians believe that if the war had never happened, Canada will have never became a country
The war gave a sense of nationhood to the inhabitants
Major Battles In The War
Laura Secord
Laura was born on 13 September 1775 in Massachusetts American
1795 the family immigrated to Upper Canada
In 1797 Laura married James Secord
War of 1812, James joined the First Lincoln Militia and with the rank of sergeant
He fought at Queenston Heights on October 13th, and was badly wounded
Walked 20 miles to inform the British about the American attack
British Canadian Victories

1812

1813

Michilimackinac Frenchtown Chateauguay
Detroit Ogdensburg Crysler’s Farm
Queenston Heights Stoney Creek Fort Niagara
Beaver Dams Black Rock


1814

Oswego
Lundy’s lane
Lacolle





American Victories



1812

1813

(No significant victories)
York Fort Stephenson
Fort George Lake Erie
Sackett’s Harbour The Thames
Fort Meigs

1814

Chippawa
Fort Erie
Plattsburg

NILA
BY:
Glossary


Neutral

– not helping or supporting either side of the conflict
Allies

– people who side with or support someone
Subject

– a person under one's control, typically by using force
Nationalism

– political independence for a particular country
Settlers

– people who adapt to a new place
Inhabitants

– a person or animal that lives in or occupies a place
United

– joined together politically
Colonies

– a group of people of one ethnic group living in a country
First Nations

–American Indians who were the first ones here
Congress
– the national legislative body of a country
Imprisoning

– the state of being captive
Surrender

– cease resistance to an enemy and submit to their authority
Militia

– All untrained fighters (men) making up their own army

Websites
http://www.thewarof1812.com/Warof1812documents/documentsonthewarof1812.htm
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/search/?keyword=the%20war%20of%201812
http://www.warof1812.ca/
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07/16/war-of-1812-canadian-identity-developed-in-the-crucible-of-combat/
http://societyofthewarof1812.org/timeline-of-the-war/
http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/?q=eng/Topic/6
http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/?q=eng/Topic/16
http://www.warof1812-history.com/Effects-of-the-War-of-1812.aspx
https://www.google.ca/imghp?

Print
Colin M. Bain, C. B. (2007).Pearson Canadian History 7.

Other
Trip to Fort York
BIBLIOGRAPHY
THANKS FOR WATCHING !
Laura Secord's Brave Walk
20 miles
Tecumseh
Shawnee

Treaty of Ghent
December 24 1812
Signed in Ghent, Belgium
Peace Negotiations
End the 2 year war
Everyone gets their land back
Slave that were kept captive were released
Sir Isaac Brock
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