The War of 1812
The causes, events, and effects
Battle of Lake Erie
Friday, Sep. 10th 1813 at 9pm
5905 Lake Road
Oliver Hazard Perry shouted "Don't give up the ship!" and defeated several British ships, giving the Americans control of Lake Erie for the rest of the war. It was a big morale booster for the USA.
Battle of fort mchenry (September 13, 1814)
Under intense fire, the Americans survived and defended Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland. Francis Scott Key, an American hostage being held by the British, saw the still flying American flag the morning after the battle, and wrote our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner.
Battle of New Orleans (December 24, 1814)
The British navy and army tried to seize the major American city of New Orleans. However, after the fighting, America won and General Andrew Jackson (future president) became a war hero. However, the fighting was pointless because the day that the battle was fought was the day that the Treaty of Ghent was signed.
America gained strength and unity! (1815 and on)
Although there was no clear winner in the Treaty of Ghent, Americans believed that they had won. There was much more patriotism and nationalism, and America gained lots of respect from foreign countries. Native Americans also lessened their attacks on Americans, now that their strength was low and Tecumseh was dead. It is also said that this is when Uncle Sam originated.