THE WAR OF 1812
Causes, Battles and Effects of the War of 1812
Causes of the War of 1812
The Battles of the War of 1812
The attack of Canada by the US
The Raid of the Chesapeake Bay
In order to get at Great Brittain, The US attacked Canada, but were poorly equipped and were forced back across the US line and gave up Detroit.
The Raid of the Cheasapeake Bay by Brittain captured Washington and burned the Capital and the White House. Baltimores Fort McHenry withstood 25 hours of bombardment by British Navy. The The US hoisted a huge US flag above the fort. This inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner" which was later adopted as the National Anthem.