War of 1812
Created by tewoelfel on Dec 1, 2010
Last updated: 12/08/10 at 02:53 PM
The Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815 and was the final major battle of the War of 1812.[ American forces, commanded by Major General Andrew Jackson, defeated an invading British Army intent on seizing New Orleans and the vast territory America had acquired with the Louisiana Purchase.
An agreement negotiated in Ghent, Belgium, and signed on December 24, 1814, by Great Britain and the United States to end the War of 1812.
The British force lands at the mouth of Patuxnt River. The British went to Washington D.C. with little resistance. State militias were slow to respond.
Took place near Chatham, Ontario. It involved Britsh Empire, Indian Federation, and the United States of America.About 650 men killed, wounded, or captured. The losses of American's were 30 killed and wounded. It resulted in the death of the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, and the destruction of the Indian Federation which he led.
On April 27, 1813, American forces, under General Henry Dearborn, captured the British base at York, Canada. This is made possible by close cooperation between the Navy and the Army.
The United States force surrendered to the Great Britian. The United States 100 died and 500 were captured. They took the the prisoners back to there camp and came back the next day to get the rest. By then they had been executed. The Newspapers called it "The River Raisin Massacre.”
The battle was near Niagara Falls. The Governor of New York wanted to lead an attack on Canada. But turns out New York militia was defeated, 300 Americans were either killed or wounded.
On September 10, 1813, Commodore Perry defeats the British fleet at the Battle of Lake Erie. The Battle, which is hard fought by both sides, ends up with a total defeat for the British. Perry sends his famous message to his commander: "WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE OURS. Lake Erie becomes an American lake.
William Hull leads a Western army from Ohio to Fort Detroit, invades Canada, withdraws to Fort Detroit, and then surrenders when threatened with attack.
On July 12, 1812, forces under General Hull crosses into Canada at Sandwich. The invasion is quickly stopped, and American forces are forced to withdraw. By August 16, Hull surrenders Detroit.
On August 19, 1812 the USS "Constitution" defeats the "Guerriere," off the coast of Nova Scotia. The battle lasts for an hour, and was a great victory for the Navy
The United States declared war on Great Britain by some of their disputes on impressment and boarders of the North West Territory.
The War of 1812 has many events that happen, there are ships, countries, and states that fought against each other to win. The war took place in alot of places, like on the Canadian Border, Gulf of Mexico, the Chespeake Bay region, and at sea.
The Battle of Tippecanoe was fought in the Indiana Territory. Th U.S. was against the American Indian Confederation, lead by Tenskatawa. Th battle was from rising tensions of the United States and Indian tribes.
American ship Chesapeake was fired by British ship Leopard off the coast Norfolk, Virginia. Leopard had requested to search around on Chesapeake, the ship refused. So Leopard decided to fire at Chesapeake, killing three people.
During the Napoleonic Wars the British would impress ships and sailors to meet there required amount of sailors needed for their ships. The most anger of impressment was when the British were outside of U.S. harbors waiting for them.