War Of 1812

Abby Limon

Causes of the War

  • Lousiana Purchase of 1803, Americans migrated westward of the Appalachian Mountains creating conflict with Native Americans.
  • Impressments, when British captured/kidnapped American sailors.
  • War Hawks, Men who supported the war of 1812: Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun.
  • British and Native Americans alliances, settlers began to believe that British were stirring up Native resistance. Tucumseh's allied with British as the war began.

Thomas Jefferson

What did Thomas Jefferson do that lead up to the War of 1812?

  • Louisiana Purchase- Jefferson decided to double the size of America which lead to tension with settlers native's and other countries
  • Impressment-British captured soldiers which lead to Jefferson stop trading with European countries.


  • Third President in the United States Of America
  • Married to Martha Jefferson
  • Political party- Democratic- Republican