War of 1812

(no one actually won)

Causes of the War of 1812


  • continues as the British keep their blockades up
Tecumseh (a native american)
  • tried to unite tribes of the east of the Mississippi River (confederacy)

Battle of Tippecanoe

  • General William Henry Harrison defeats confederacy

War Hawks

  • wanted a war against Britain
  • Henry Clay
  • John C. Calhoun
  • establish american pride
  • take Canada
  • stop the native americans

Battles/Regions During the War of 1812

Naval Battles
  • old 'ironsides' sinks british ships; British blockades are still a problem

Chesapeake Campaign

  • British burns down the White House and capital/other government buildings; Fort McHenry- Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner

Effects of the War of 1812


  • America gains world wide respect
  • America recognizes Canada as a peaceful neighbor
American political parties

  • federalists look bad because of the Hartfort Convention
American Citizens
  • Factories are built because of British blockade
  • New war heroes arise and become influential in politics (jackson/harrison)


  • Also gains nationalism