Section 5Reduced spending on the military during Jefferson’s administration left us needing volunteers.
The British navy was superior, but we had success w/ ships like the USS Constitution.
The fight for CanadaBrock (Br.) suckered Hull (Am.) into retreat across the border from Detroit.
The fight for CanadaOliver Hazard Perry (Am) battled heroically at Lake Erie.
His quote: We have met the enemy, and they are ours.
The fight for CanadaHarrison pushed back Brits and Indian allies from Detroit to win the Battle of the Thames.
To the SouthThe Cherokees helped Andrew Jackson’s troops defeat the Creeks at Horseshoe Bend.
The British Advance on WashingtonBrits came in from the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. They set fire to the White House.
The British Advance on WashingtonDolly Madison was able to save the portrait of George Washington before she fled to safety.
The British Advance on WashingtonThey marched north to Baltimore and Ft. McHenry, where Frances Scott Key wrote “The Star Spangled Banner.”
MeanwhilePhiladelphia-Richard Allen and Absalom James recruited men to fortify the city.
MeanwhileHartford, Connecticut- Federalists met to protest war and possibly secede from the Union.
A decisive victory, but two weeks late….Andrew Jackson took Spanish Pensacola and Mobile to get ready for battle in New Orleans.
A decisive victory, but two weeks late….He enlisted help of Choctaws, African- Americans, and N.O. citizens to win big in the Big Easy.
Treaty of Ghent ended the WarNothing really settledCanada still British
Treaty of Ghent ended the WarThe good thing-Americans felt they had gained respect as a nation and had a national pride
Treaty of Ghent ended the War Heroes like Harrison and Jackson later became Presidents
William Henry Harrison won the presidency in 1840 with the slogan, “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too.” This refers to his participation in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811. One year later, he died.
From then, until the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980, every president elected in a year ending in a zero died while serving their term.
The years and presidents who suffered thiscurse were: 1840 (W Harrison - naturalcauses), 1860 (Lincoln - shot), 1880 (Garfield- shot), 1900 (McKinley - shot), 1920 (Harding- natural causes), 1940 (F Roosevelt - naturalcauses) and 1960 (Kennedy - shot).Interestingly, an assassination attempt wasaimed at Reagan - had it succeeded, hewould have died before the end of his firstterm.
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