War of 1812


Leading up to War

In 1800 France and Britain threatened to take American cargo and attack American ships.Britain blocked French ports so the U.S. could not send goods to France and could not get goods from France.Americans thought British soldiers were sending weapons to American Indians.

War With Great Britain Begins

The U.S. tried invading Canada many times but failed.The war Hawks wanted war between the British.In June 1812,president Madison gave into the War Hawks and congress declared war.

The Return of Peace

In 1815 after the war ended everything was back to normal.The New Orleans battle had been a victory for America.