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War of 1812 | Causes
War of 1812 | Battles
Battle of Detroit: British troops, who included Native American allies, outnumbered American troops. The Americans were intimidated into surrendering the town of Detroit, Michigan.
Battle of Lake Erie: The British had control of Lake Erie. Oliver Perry, an American commander, and his ships attacked British ships and caused Britain to surrender. Perry captured over 300 British soldiers and took control of Lake Erie.
Burning of Washington DC: The British sent troops to Washington DC to attack the Americans. The President, James Madison, and his wife just narrowly escaped before the British showed up. Britain captured Americans and burned the capital city.
Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and his American troops managed to fight off British attacks and defend New Orleans from invasion. The British lost 2,036 men while the Americans only lost 71.