The War Of 1812

Impressment

Britain and France went to war once again in 1803. America wanted to trade with both of them and declared neutrality with Britain and France. Britain nor France accepted neutrality that America had declared and Britain continued to capture ships and kidnap sailors. Britain then tried to capture an American warship that was called The Chesapeake. The Chesapeake resisted capture and the British opened fire. The British kidnapped the sailors on the ship. Americans were furious with this and called for war against Britain

Battle of New Orleans

Friday, March 18th, 9pm

Britain wanted to capture New Orleans and the Mississippi River to cut off trade. This led to the Battle of New Orleans. This battle is led by Andrew Jackson and he leads America to victory over the British. With America's victory, Jackson became a national hero and inspired nationalism throughout the country.

Battle of Baltimore

Friday, March 18th, 9pm

The British navy tried to attack Baltimore but were stopped at Fort McHenry. Francis Scott Key then was inspired by the battle and wrote the "Star-Spangled Banner" which became the national anthem. British ships then retreated and the Chesapeake area was saved.
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Four Effects of the War of 1812

Friday, March 18th, 9pm

The war ends and the "Era of Good Feelings" begins. After the war The Treaty of Ghent was implied. Peace was established, and all territory's were returned to the original owners. American's viewed this as a "second war of independence." America earned international respect and became a world power. America turned from Europe and looked west to expand and America created a unique culture distinct to Europe.
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