A timeline of important events on The War of 1812
Impressment of American sailors
Interference with American shipping
British military aid to Native Americans
Impressment of American sailors.
Interference with American shipping.
British military aid to Native Americans.
The British Navy had hundreds of ships while the U.S. Navy had fewer than 20. But since the British ships were scattered around the globe and the U.S. Navy was trained well, U.S. ships easily wiped out the British.
The Creek attacked Fort Mims along the Alabama River.
Andrew Jackson attacks the Creek and won.
The Treaty of Fort Jackson ended the Creek War and the Creek had to give up acres of land.
Oliver Hazard Perry sailed out to meet the British. The British surrendered. The British had to withdraw giving the U.S. army control of Lake Erie.
General Harrison went to Canada and defeated a combined force of British troops and Native Americans. This victory ended British power in the Northwest.
The British attacked Washington D.C.
British soldiers broke through defenses and set fire to the White House and the Capitol.
The British sailed to Baltimore and attacked Fort McHenry for 25 hours but retreated.
The British hoped to capture New Orleans and take control of the Mississippi River.
U.S. forces were placed around New Orleans which were a mixed group.
British troops attacked Jackson's force with 5,300 men.
They fought on an open field so the U.S. had the advantage.
The Battle of New Orleans made Andrew Jackson a hero and it was the last major battle in the War of 1812.
The treaty, which had been signed in Belgium ended the War of 1812.
Before the Battle of New Orleans, federalists agreed to oppose the war and send delegates to meet with Congress. Before getting to Washington, the war ended and the Federalists lost political power.
Increased sense of national pride
American manufacturing boosted
Native Americans resistance weakened
Produced feelings of patriotism in Americans.
"Second War for Independence"
Broke power of many Native groups.
Lack of goods caused by interruption in trade boosted American manufacturing.