The War of 1812
Leading up to war...
Great Britain and France at war. Both countries don't want America to trade with the other country. Great Britain closed off France's ports. Great Britain also captured american ships and there sailors. Americans started to believe that the British were supplying weapons to American Indians.
Fighting for new Orleans
At the end of 1814 no one was winning so the United states and the British signed a Peace Treaty Called the Treaty of Ghent. It did not pass to over the ocean very fast so the British attacked New Orleans. More British were killed then Americans. By a lot.
The Return of Peace
After the war between France and Great Britain and the Treaty of Ghent war stopped. The United States won the Northwest Territory. After the war Americans felt more confident in themselves. They called the war the Second war of Independents.