War of 1812

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  1. At the onset of the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key had a successful practice in Georgetown. His famous poem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written following the British attack in Chesapeake Bay in the summer of 1814. He originally titled it The Defence of Fort McHenry.

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What did Andrew Jackson do during the War of 1812

  1. During the War of 1812, Jackson was appointed a Major General and sent to New Orleans to prepare the city's defenses against an impending British attack. His army of Tennessee and Kentucky volunteers defeated an invading British force of 7500 men and forced the British to stop.

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What did William Henry Harrison do during the war of 1812

The victory effectively brought the war to a close and Harrison was among those who signed the 1795 Treaty of Greenville. Remaining in the Northwest Territory, Harrison resigned his commission to become Secretary of the Northwest Territory on June 28, 1798.
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Peace with Indians

In 1806 France prohibited all neutral trade with Great Britain and in 1807 Great Britain banned trade between France, her allies, and the Americas. Congress passed an embargo act in 1807 in retaliation, prohibiting U.S. vessels from trading with European nations, and later the Non-Intercourse Acts, aimed solely at France and Britain.