War Of 1812

4 Causes Of 1812

Having won its independence in 1783, the United States soon found itself a minor power without the protection of the British flag. With the security of the Royal Navy removed, American shipping soon began falling prey to privateers from Revolutionary France and the Barbary pirates.
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4 Effects Of 1812 War

American independance is confirmed and respected internationally. The end of the Federalist Era and the 1st party system. The War of 1812 had a dramatic effect on the manufacturing capabilities of the United States. The British blockade of the American coast created a shortage of cotton cloth in the United States, leading to the creation of a cotton-manufacturing industry, beginning at Waltham, Massachusetts by Francis Cabot Lowell.
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Battles Of 1812

Andrew Jackson is the only president who served in both the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The War of 1812 gave him the national recognition he would later need to win the presidency. After winning a major battle in this war, Jackson was promoted to major general in the U.S. Army, with command of Tennesee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.

For several days, Jacksn's men held their ground in a long earthen barrier they had made. On January 8, 1815, the British rushed the Americans and were cut down in great numbers by rifle and cannon fire. The Americans suffered only a handful of deaths. Overnight, Jackson was transformed into a national icon and hero, which would later help himm win the presidency.

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