Events of the War of 1812
Cause #2- Economic Problems: Embargo of 1807
At this event, Jefferson proposed an embargo to avoid a war. This meant all trade with Europe came to a halt. The good news is the ships were safe, but this hurt americas economy tremendously.
Cause #3 - "Madison Elected"
War Hawks wanted war against Britain. In 1810 , new "War Hawk" congressmen from the south and west were elected. The southerners were angered because Britain damaged heir trade with Europe. The westerners blames Britain for the indian attacks.
Cause #4 - Native American Attacks
Americans violated the Treaty of Greenville and moved into native territory. Since the British were still in their western forts, they took the opportunity to arm indians and have them attack Americans.
Battle of Baltimore
The British navy were stopped at Fort McHenry while trying to attack Baltimore. During this, Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the Star Spangled Banner. British ships soon retreated.
Battle of New Orleans
Britain's plan was to capture New Orleans and the Mississippi River to cut off trade. This battle was led by Andrew Jackson , who led them to victory. He was considered an national hero.
Factories grew during the war. This led to American being less dependent of British manufacturing.
William Henry Harrison an Andrew Jackson became heros. But the federalists looked unpatriotic after the Hartford Convention died out
Effects- Foreign Relations
America became a world power. This sparked the Era of Good Feelings , when America entered a state of Nationalism. America then turned from Europe and moved west to expand.
America wanted to be completely different from Europe. They created a unique culture that differed as they wished.