The war of 1812
By: Calie Corbett
Sequence of Events
Im focusing on the war of 1812. But right now Great Britain and France are at war. Great Britain is messing with the American people and another war is about to happen.
Leading up to WAR!!
Britain took and threatened U.S citizens. Also didn't let U.S send goods or get goods from france. Other thing they did is Great Britain angered the U.S when the began capturing sailors from American ships.
The War at Sea
Early in the war, the United States tried several times to invade Canada, but didn't succeed. However, the small U.S Navy did win some important victor;ies over the powerful British navy. Oliver Hazard Perry commanded American ships in a battle that lasted several hours. In it, Perry said, "We have met the enemy and they are ours"
Battles on Land
In August 1814, the British attacked Washington, D.C President Madison and other leaders were forced to flee the city. Next, the British tried to capture the city of Baltimore, Maryland. Finally, the British gave up
Fighting for New Orleans
By the end of 1814, the U.S and Great Britain had been fighting for more than 2 years. In January 1815, before news of the news of the peace had reached them, the British attacked the port of New Orleans
The Return of Peace
The Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war, simply returned things to the way they were before the conflict. It created strong feelings of patriotism and nationalism, or pride in the nation. It made many Americans feel more united than ever