War of 1812
by Claire Giannetti
Causes of the War
• The need for land: the British wanted land from us but we wanted to keep it because we felt that we need more land which led to arguing.
• Impressment: British were capturing Americans and forcing them to work for them. This embarrassed us and we didn't get our ships back.
• British and Native American Alliances: The Native Americans wanted their land back and made an alliance with the British for land which caused fighting between the Natives and America.
• War Hawks: a Democratic-Republican group that encouraged the War of 1812.
Important Person to the War of 1812
While the Americans and British were signing a peace treaty in Belgium, one last battle was being fought in New Orleans. The Americans won and Andrew Jackson was considered a national hero.
Effects of the War
Canals, roads, and a second national bank were created.