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18-19 Chapter 10b

The Coming of War and the War of 1812 (C10 S3-4)

TermDefinition
USS Constitution A large U.S. warship sent to end attacks by Mediterranean pirates on American merchant ships.
impressment The practice of forcing people to serve in the army or navy.
embargo The banning of trade.
Embargo Act A U.S. law that essentially banned trade with all foreign countries.
Non-Intercourse Act A new law (after the Embargo Act) that only banned trade with Great Britain, France, and their colonies.
Tecumseh A brilliant Native American speaker who warned other Native Americans that incoming settlers wanted their lands.
Battle of Tippecanoe The battle between the U.S. forces and Tecumseh's followers that ended with the U.S. winning.
War Hawks Several members of Congress who called for war against Great Britain.
James Madison A Democratic-Republican who was elected president in 1808.
Oliver Hazard Perry U.S. Navy commodore who won a brilliant victory against the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, sending a message back saying "We have met the enemy and they are ours!"
Andrew Jackson The commander of the Tennessee militia who led an attack on the Creek nation in Alabama and later defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans which made him a national hero.
Treaty of Fort Jackson The treaty that forced the Creek nation to give up millions of acres of their land.
Battle of New Orleans The last major conflict of the War of 1812, won by the U.S., the battle actually happened after the treaty to end the war had been signed.
Hartford Convention A meeting of Federalists who opposed the war with Britain.
Treaty of Ghent The treaty that ended the War of 1812, with both countries returning any land they had conquered.
consequences The effects of a particular event or events.
Created by: dacoburn