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Nn  S07, Class #1 Introduction Nn S07, Class #1 Introduction Presentation Transcript

  • The New Nation Welcome to HI399
  • Welcome
    • I’m Chris Beneke
    • Your Names
    • My office hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:30am or by appointment
      • Or feel free to email me with questions or problems—but please try to make the emails polite and please check the syllabus or Blackboard if you think the answers might be there
    • The Syllabus
    • Presentation Dates
    • Tell us something about yourself
  • It’s 1815 …
    • What’s happened in American History to this point? What is American History?
    • Who lives here? Where do they live?
    • … let’s talk about the War of 1812 and Its Aftermath
  • 1814: The British Take the Offensive
    • Attack from the north
    • Blockade on the Atlantic
    • Invasion in the Chesapeake: Washington Burned (Aug. 24)
    • British then advance upon Baltimore
    • And New Orleans ….
  • The War of 1812
  • “ Bombs Burst in the Air” Fort McHenry (Sept. 13-14, 1814)
  • A Second Independence Achieved
    • The Battle of New Orleans (Jan. 8, 1814)
    • The Treaty of Ghent (Signed Dec. 24, 1814)
  • Impact of the War of 1812 The “Second War of American Independence”
    • Resurgent Nationalism
    • End of the Federalist Party
    • Nascent Industrialization
    • Path laid for westward expansion
    • Newly vulnerable Native Americans
    • Counterfactual —What if the Battle of New Orleans had gone differently?
      • It didn’t, and so we have the history that we have