War of 1812

by Ethan Hannah

how the war started

It started when two countries, France, and Great Britan fought over who should trade with the United States.

The United States wanted to stay neutral but the two countries made that impossible.

The two countries threatened to attack American ships. Also Great Britan blocked French ports so the United States could not ship goods to and from France.

Great Britan also angered the United States when it began impressing sailors from American ships.

Important peaple

In 1809 James Madison became president. Another important person is William Henry Harrison.