After winning independence, the United States
became an important shipping nation. American
trading ships sailed to China,...
Between 1804 and 1807 the United States lost more then 700
merchants ships because of British attacks. About 200
American ...
In Northwest Territory the war went badly for
the United States. The British captured Detroit.
They were ready to cross in...
The British made a surprise attack on
Washington. The Capitol Building was burning.
The Madison's house would be next. Whe...
In 1814 both country were ready for peace. The war
han no clear winner.
But, foreign nations realized that the young Unite...
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The war of 1812
The war of 1812
The war of 1812
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The war of 1812

  1. 1. After winning independence, the United States became an important shipping nation. American trading ships sailed to China, Africa and Europe. Foreign trade created jobs for many American shipbuilders, sailors, business, people and shopkeepers. While Great Britain and France fought, the United States remained neutral. American ships continued trading with both countries. But Great Britain didn't want France to get supplies from the United States. So Great Britain attacked American ships sailing to France. The French also tried to prevent other nations from traiding with Great Britain. The French navy attacked American ships that were on their way to British ports.
  2. 2. Between 1804 and 1807 the United States lost more then 700 merchants ships because of British attacks. About 200 American ships were lost to the French. Many people began saying that war should be declared on Great Britain. The American settlers in Northwest Territory also wanted war with Great Britain. They feared the British who possessed lands in Canada. In 1812 President James Madison asked Congress to declare war against Great Britain. Congress supported him, and the Unites State went to war.
  3. 3. In Northwest Territory the war went badly for the United States. The British captured Detroit. They were ready to cross into the United States from Canada and the Northwest. Perry's sailors defeated the British fleet on Lake Erie. The Norhtwest Territory remained American. After their defeat in the Nortwest, the British attacked from the south. Landing in Maryland, 4,500 British soldiers marched on Washington, D.C. Their goal was to burn the capital.
  4. 4. The British made a surprise attack on Washington. The Capitol Building was burning. The Madison's house would be next. When British ariived, they removed all the furniture from house and set fire to it. When the war was over, it was repaired and repainted white to cover the burned places. It has renained White House ever since. After burning Washington, the British army marched to Baltimore. Meanwhile, British ships shelled Baltimore harbour.
  5. 5. In 1814 both country were ready for peace. The war han no clear winner. But, foreign nations realized that the young United States was a strong country.
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