Chapter 11
Section 5 Notes
Lack of Preparation for War; the Campaign
for Canada
 The UNITED STATES entered the war at a great
disadvantage. Its mili...
The British Invasion; New Orleans
 As British troops battled the Americans in CANADA, a
regiment of British soldiers inva...
Burning of Washington, D.C.
Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
Francis Scott Key
The Star-Spangled Banner (Our National
Anthem)
Andrew Jackson
Battle of New Orleans
The War Ends
 The war divided the nation. Many people in NEW
ENGLAND opposed the war. These people, mostly
FEDERALISTS, b...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Chapter 11 Section 5

245 views
196 views

Published on

Published in: Education, News & Politics
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
245
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Chapter 11 Section 5

  1. 1. Chapter 11 Section 5 Notes
  2. 2. Lack of Preparation for War; the Campaign for Canada  The UNITED STATES entered the war at a great disadvantage. Its military was weak and unprepared. In addition, the nation had fewer than 20 SHIPS to battle the powerful BRITISH navy.  One of the major U.S. goals of the war was the conquest of CANADA, Britain’s last holding in NORTH AMERICA. The nation quickly launched three separate invasions into CANADA. All three campaigns FAILED.  In 1813, however, the Americans won several battles in CANADA that gave the nation a much-needed boost.
  3. 3. The British Invasion; New Orleans  As British troops battled the Americans in CANADA, a regiment of British soldiers invaded the nation’s EAST COAST. In August 1814, they captured WASHINGTON, D.C. AND SET FIRE TO THE CITY.  The British moved on to BALTIMORE, where American troops held them off and forced them to retreat.  In January 1815, British forces invaded the UNITED STATES from the south at NEW ORLEANS. They met an American force led by ANDREW JACKSON. The BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS was a great victory of the UNITED STATES. More than 2,000 British soldiers were killed, while only about 20 Americans died.  The BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS was actually fought after the war had ended. Due to SLOW COMMUNICATIONS, neither side learned until after the battle that the UNITED STATES and BRITAIN had signed a peace treaty.
  4. 4. Burning of Washington, D.C.
  5. 5. Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
  6. 6. Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
  7. 7. Francis Scott Key
  8. 8. The Star-Spangled Banner (Our National Anthem)
  9. 9. Andrew Jackson
  10. 10. Battle of New Orleans
  11. 11. The War Ends  The war divided the nation. Many people in NEW ENGLAND opposed the war. These people, mostly FEDERALISTS, believed that the war would ruin their LOCAL ECONOMIES. In 1814, NEW ENGLANDERS even met to discuss forming a SEPARATE CONFEDERATION.  News of the war’s end caused them to abandon their plans. After that, not much more was heard from the FEDERALIST PARTY.  The TREATY OF GHENT, signed on CHRISTMAS EVE 1814, ended the WAR OF 1812, but it did not end the harassment of American ships. In addition, neither side gained or lost territory.  However, most Americans felt proud and self-confident at the end of the war. The young nation had GAINED NEW RESPECT FROM OTHER NATIONS IN THE WORLD.

×