War of 1812


War of 1812

June 18, 1812 - March 23, 1815


USS Constitution vs. The Guerriere

August 19, 1812

USS Constitution vs. The Guerriere was a battle between two ships. It was the first battle of the War of 1812. The US had the first victory. It must have been a very easy victory for the US because the battle was quickly over.

Lake Erie

September 10, 1813

The battle of Lake Erie was also a US victory. This battle was unfair. The US had nine vessels and the British had six vessels. So of course the US had victory.


October 5, 1813

The battle of Thames, also known as the Battle of Moraviantown was a US victory. It was a cheap victory. The British were already retreating when the US attacked them. So they were weak and ready to regroup. The US got a easy win.

Horseshoe Bend

March 27, 1814

The battle of Horseshoe Bend had Indians on both sides. The US won of course with the help of there allies, the Indians. Andrew Jackson lead the attacks and was very important.

Fort McHenry

September 13, 1814 - September 14, 1814

This was a very important battle. Probably the most important battle of the war. In Fort McHenry the British were shelling the US for 25 hours straight. The US held their ground. Soon the British gave up. This is were we (United States of America) got our National Anthem.

New Orleans

January 8, 1815

The battle of New Orleans was also important. It was important because it was the last battle of the war of 1812. Andrew Jackson was the only president who served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

Extra Facts

James Madison


James Madison was the President at the time.

Andrew Jackson


Andrew Jackson was a US commander and later became President.




War Hawks


War Hawks were a group of 20 Democratic Republicans the tried to persuade James Madison to go to war.

Oliver Hazard Perry


Oliver Hazard Perry was a hero of Lake Erie on the US side.



Tecumseh was an Indian leader that opposed the US