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The War of 1812
Transcript of The War of 1812
The 15 star American flag was created after Vermont and Kentucky were added to the United States in 1795.
This flag also had 15 stripes instead of 13.
This flag flew throughout the war of 1812 and was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key when he wrote the Star Spangled Anthem
The British begin to
American sailors and force them to work on British Ships.
* To take by force for public service, especially to force into naval service.
"Once an Englishman, always an Englishman"
of State, delivers
a report regarding
The act or an instance of hindering, obstructing, or impeding.
The British, and at times, the French, tried to cut off trade to their enemies by seizing American shipments and ships.
The American ship Chesapeake is
fired upon by a British ship causing an international incident.
"fired upon" - to be attacked
synonyms: assailed, besieged, bombarded, bombed, fired upon , invaded, stormed
International Incident: something (a small clash or battle) that results in a wider dispute between two or more countries
The boarding and taking of the American ship Chesapeake
President, Thomas Jefferson imposes an embargo on Great Britain, but it results in economic disaster for American merchants and is discontinued in 1809.
embargo : to stop trade with a particular country.
James Madison is inaugurated
as the fourth
President of the United States
The first battle of the War of 1812.
(The Battle of Tippecanoe).
A famous Native American leader, Tecumseh, had his brother in that battle
Tecumseh was a Native American
leader of the Shawnee and
a large tribal confederacy
which opposed the United States
during Tecumseh's War and
the War of 1812. Tecumseh
has become an iconic folk hero
in American, Aboriginal and
America declares war on Great Britain
For almost a year after declaring war on Great Britain, the war was almost completely one sided. The British, with Indian allies, have a convincing victory at Detroit. Look at the map. Why was Detroit such an important location.
U.S. troops capture and burn the city of
York (present day Toronto)
Captain Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British at the Battle of Lake Erie
Peace negotiations begin in Ghent
The British burn Washington D.C. in retaliation for the burning of York. President James Madison flees the Capital
The Battle of Baltimore takes place at Fort McHenry.
Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star Spangled Banner."
The Treaty of Ghent: American and British diplomats agree to the terms of a treaty.
of the United States,
defeats the British
at the Battle of New Orleans.
The Peace Treaty is ratified and President
Madison declares the war over
Click on the link below
to see a video about the
history of the flag.
funny video about the war of 1812