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  • They wanted to get rid of the British and pushed for a stronger defense
  • Government had voted against rechartering the National Bank…public refused to buy war bonds to support the war
  • A rain started that kept it from further damage.The smoke damage was so great that it had to be painted white, so called the white house
  • The flag was made by Mary Young Pickersgill…400 yards of fabric…30x42 foot flag…stars were 26 inches across…stripes were two feet wide…could be seen from several miles away on a clear day…flew over Fort McHenry
  • Protected the LA purchaseFought after the war had officially ended, but neither side knew it
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    • 1. The War Hawks• Group of 40 men who worked to get Henry Clay elected as Speaker of the House
    • 2. Henry Clay
    • 3. War of 1812• Americans wanted the Orders of Council suspended• Britain finally decided to do so on June 16• But America declared war on June 18
    • 4. Problems the Americans had:1. Had a small army – Only 67,000 troops – States were unwilling to commit their troops2. No National bank to borrow money from3. Poor communication network4. Older generals
    • 5. Highlights of the War• The first year, the Americans were only successful at sea with the USS Constitution (called “Old Ironsides”)
    • 6. • The British burned Capitol Hill and the president’s house in Washington D.C.
    • 7. • Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star Spangled Banner” during this war.
    • 8. Francis Scott Key
    • 9. • The Battle of New Orleans was the biggest victory of the war for the Americans
    • 10. Treaty of Ghent• Called the “Treaty of Christmas Eve”• Ended the War of 1812
    • 11. Results of the War of 18121. US gained respect in the eyes of other nations2. Created greater sense of nationalism3. New war heroes emerged4. America developed own industry

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