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  1. 1. T H E S E C O N D W A R F O R I N D E P E N D E N C E A N D T H E U P S U R G E O F N A T I O N A L I S M 1812-1824 Chapter 12
  2. 2. Tecumseh and the Prophet  In 1811, new young politicians swept away the older “submission men,” and they appointed Henry Clay of Kentucky to Speaker of the House.  The western politicians also cried out against the Indian threat on the frontier.  Indians had watched with apprehension as more and more Whites settled in Kentucky, a traditionally sacred area where settlement and extensive hunting was not allowed except in times of scarcity.
  3. 3. Tecumseh and the Prophet  Two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa (the Prophet), decided to unite other tribes and gather followers.  On November 7, 1811, American general William Henry Harrison advanced upon Tecumseh’s headquarters at Tippecanoe and burned it to the ground.  Tecumseh was eventually killed at the Battle of the Thames in 1813, and the Indian confederacy dream perished.
  4. 4. Mr. Madison’s War  War was declared in 1812, with a House vote of 79 to 49 and a very close Senate vote of 19 to 13, showing America’s disunity.  Madison only declared war in order to re-assert America’s strength. The path of peace and negotiation had only brought internal strife and derision.  Why war with Britain and not France? England’s impressments stood out, France was allied more with the Republicans, and Canada was a very tempting prize that seemed easy to get.
  5. 5. Mr. Madison’s War  There were four main causes of the War of 1812.  Trade tensions – British Orders in Council declared that all trade with France had to pass through British ports.  Impressment – The British were taking hundreds of American citizens a year into their own navies, some of whom had never even been British citizens.  Indigenous raids – Tecumseh and his Native allies were raiding the American frontier, aided by the British.  Expansionism – US wanted more territory, including Canada.
  6. 6. Mr. Madison’s War  New England, which was still making lots of money, opposed the war because:  (1) they were more inclined toward Britain anyway,  (2) if Canada was conquered, it would add more agrarian land and increase Republican supporters.  Thus, a disunited America had to fight both Old England and New England in the War of 1812.
  7. 7. On to Canada Over Land and Lakes  Due to widespread disunity, the War of 1812 ranks as one of America’s worst fought wars.  There was no burning national anger, like there was after the Chesapeake outrage.  The regular army was ill trained, scattered and had old, senile generals.  The offensive strategy against Canada was especially poorly conceived.
  8. 8. Battles of the War of 1812  Had the Americans captured Montreal, everything west would have collapsed.  The Americans instead focused a three-pronged attack that set out from Detroit, Niagara, and Lake Champlain, all of which were beaten back.  In contrast, the British and Canadians displayed early enthusiasm and captured the American fort of Mackinac.
  9. 9. On to Canada Over Land and Lakes  After more land invasions were stopped in 1813, the Americans, led by Oliver Hazard Perry, built a wooden fleet of ships on Lake Erie manned by inexperienced men, but still managed to capture a British fleet.  On Sept. 11 1814, 30-year old Thomas Macdonough managed to stop British from coming down the Lake Champlain waterway, stopping the British advance into New England.  This and General William H. Harrison’s defeat of the British during the Battle of the Thames helped bring more enthusiasm and increased morale for the war.
  10. 10. Naval Victories  Britain created a naval blockade, raiding ships and ruining American economic life such as fishing.  The American navy fared better than the army because the sailors were still angry over British impressments.  USS Constitution, one of the originally commissioned American frigates, defeated several British ships, including the Guerriere, and earned the nickname “Old Ironsides.”
  11. 11. Washington Burned  In August 1814, British troops landed in the Chesapeake Bay, dispersed 6000 panicked Americans at Bladensburg, and entered Washington D.C. and proceeded to burn most of the buildings there.  At Baltimore, another British fleet arrived but was beaten back by the privateer defenders of Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote “The Star Spangled Banner.”
  12. 12. Battle of New Orleans  Another British army menaced the entire Mississippi Valley and threatened New Orleans.  Andrew Jackson, fresh off his slaughter of the Creek Indians, led a hodgepodge force to defeat 8000 overconfident British that had launched a frontal attack.  The British lost 2000 men, Americans only lost 70.  Battle actually took place 2 weeks after the peace treaty to end the war was signed.
  13. 13. The Treaty of Ghent  At first, the confident British made sweeping demands for a neutralized Indian buffer state in the Great Lakes region, control of the Great Lakes, and a substantial part of conquered Maine.  The Americans, led by John Quincy Adams, refused.  As American victories piled up, the British reconsidered.  The Treat of Ghent, signed on December 24, 1814, was an armistice, ending the war in a draw and ignoring any other demands of either side.
  14. 14. Federalist Grievances  MA, CT, NH, VT, RI secretly met in Hartford from December 15 1814 to January 5, 1815, to discuss their grievances from the war and blockade.  While a few talked about secession, Most wanted financial assistance to compensate for lost trade, and an amendment requiring 2/3 majority for all declarations of embargos.  Three special envoys from Mass. went to D.C., where they were greeted with the news from the battle of New Orleans. Humiliated, the envoys retreated.  The Hartford Convention was the death of the Federalist Party, as their last presidential nomination was trounced by James Monroe in 1816.
  15. 15. Consequences of the War  The war ended in an effective stalemate as neither side gained or lost any territory.  The British had already stopped impressments following the defeat of Napoleon in 1814, and were more concerned about unrest in Europe at this time.  Nationalism in American and Canada increased.
  16. 16. Consequences of the War  Native resistance was suppressed due to their defeats at Tippecanoe, Thames, and Horseshoe Bend, and their loss of a strong leader.  Trade returned, and the two nations would begin a relatively peaceful friendship that still continues.  Canada and the US, while initially cautious of each other, maintain the world’s longest unfortified boundary following the Rush-Bagot Treaty, which demilitarized the Great Lakes.
  17. 17. Nascent Nationalism  After the war, American nationalism really took off, and authors like Washington Irving and James Fenimore Cooper gained international recognition.  The North American Review debuted in 1815, and American painters painted landscape of America on their canvases, while history books were now being written by Americans for Americans.  Washington D.C. rose from the ashes to be stronger than ever, and the navy and army strengthened themselves.
  18. 18. The American System  British competitors dumped their goods onto America at cheap prices after the war.  America responded with the Tariff of 1816, the first in U.S. history designed for protection, which put a 20- 25% tariff on taxable imports.  Rep. Henry Clay advocated “The American System”  He called for a strong banking system, a protective tariff to encourage manufacturing, and also wanted a network of roads and canals.
  19. 19. The American System  Lack of effective transportation had been one of the problems of the War of 1812, especially in the West.  In 1817, Congress sought to distribute $1.5 million to the states for internal improvements, but Madison vetoed it, saying it was unconstitutional.  , States had to look for their own money to build the badly needed transportation.  This culminated with the completion of the Erie Canal in New York in 1825, funded through private funds.
  20. 20. Election of 1816
  21. 21. The Era of Good Feelings  James Monroe defeated his opponent in 1816 183 to 34, and ushered in a period of one-party rule.  He straddled the generations of the Founding Fathers and the new Age of Nationalism.  Early in 1817, Monroe took a goodwill tour venturing deep into New England, where he received heartwarming welcomes.  A Boston newspaper even declared that an “Era of Good Feelings” had begun.
  22. 22. Panic of 1819 and Curse of Hard Times  In 1819, an economic panic engulfed the U.S., bringing deflation, depression, bankruptcies, bank failures, unemployment, soup kitchens, and overcrowded debtors’ prisons.  A major cause of the panic had been over speculation in land prices, where the Bank of the United States fell heavily into debt.  The West was especially hard hit, and the Bank of the U.S. was soon viewed with anger.
  23. 23. Growing Pains of the West  Between 1791 and 1819, 9 frontier states had joined the original 13.  This explosive expansion of the west was due in part to the cheap land, the elimination of the Indian menace, and the need for land by the tobacco farmers, who exhausted their lands.  The Cumberland Road, begun in 1811 and running from western Maryland to Illinois, was noteworthy, and the first steamboat on western waters was in 1811.
  24. 24. Growing Pains of the West  The West, still not populous and politically weak, was forced to ally itself with other regions, and demanded cheap acreage.  The Land Act of 1820 gave the West its wish by authorizing a buyer to purchase 80 acres of land at a minimum of $1.25 an acre in cash.  The West demanded and slowly got cheap transportation as well.
  25. 25. Slavery and the Sectional Balance  Sectional tensions between the North and the South came to a boil when Missouri wanted to become a slave state.  Tallmadge Amendment - provided that no more slaves be brought into Missouri and also provided for the gradual emancipation of children born to slave parents already in Missouri (this was shot down in the Senate).  Angry Southerners saw this as a threat. Plus, the North was starting to get more prosperous and populous than the South.
  26. 26. The Missouri Compromise  Finally, the deadlock was broken by a bundle of compromises known as the Missouri Compromise.  Missouri would be admitted as a slave state while Maine would be admitted as a free state, thus maintaining the balance.  All new states north of 36°30’ line would be free.
  27. 27. The Missouri Compromise