War of 1812
The war of 1812 helped make the United States a world power
The Causes of the war in 1812
1. Impressment 2. Economic problems 3. "War Hawk"Elected
Britain and France Jefferson proposed embargo War Hawks wanted war
went to war in 1803. to avoid war. The embargo against Britain. The
America wanted to be stopped all trade between British damaged trade
neutral. But france and America and Europe. It kept for the south. The west
Britain both said no American ships from being blamed Britain for Indian
they can't be. captured but killed the economy. attacks.
4. Indian Attacks
Americans violated the
Treaty of Greenville and
moved into Indian land.
British troops are still at
western forts. The British
armed the Indians to
Massacre of fort dearborn
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The Chesapeake Affair
In 1807, a British warship tried to capture the Chesapeake, an American warship. The Chesapeake resisted and the British ship fired upon it and kidnapped sailors. Many Americans were furious and called for war.
Election of 1808
James Madison, a Democratic-Republican was elected president. Non-Intercourse Act restored trade with all of Europe except Britain and France. The American economy suffered and many Americans wanted war.
Notable War Hawks
Henry Clay later proposed a new economic system for America. Clay also developed many compromises to prevent civil war. John Calhoun Future vice president under Andrew Jackson.