War of 1812

The American Perspective

The Star Spangled Banner

On September 14, 1814, U.S. soldiers at Baltimore’s Fort McHenry raised a huge American flag to celebrate a victory over the British during the War of 1812.

A Second War of Independence

In the War of 1812 the United States fought against the British and their Indian allies. Some historians see the conflict as a Second War for American Independence.

Some of the people involved in the War of 1812

How the War of 1812 ended

How did the War ended?

The Treaty of Peace and Amity between His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America is signed by British and American representatives at Ghent, Belgium, ending the War of 1812. The treaty stated that all the territory won was to be returned, and jobs were planned to settle the boundary of the United States and Canada.

The point of view of the Amercians

Americans viewed the war as ''An opportunity for us to throw off Britain once and for all''. But in Canada, the war is seen as an attempted land grab by the U.S. The British were fighting the Napoleonic wars in Europe while the U.S battled Native Americans allied with Britain for control of fronties territories from Michigan to Alabama.