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Intro to War of 1812


Question UhhAnswer Duhh
What was Tecumseh's belief about the Natives losing their land? He believed that the reason Native Americans continued to lose their land was because they were separated into many different tribes
What did he vow to do? Unite the Natives together
Who was the Governor of the Indiana Territory? William Henry Harrison
Why did Tecumseh declare the Treaty of Fort Wayne meaningless? Not all the tribes signed it
Name one person who strongly wanted war with the British? Henry Clay
List three causes for the War of 1812? 1. British violation of American rights at sea 2. Impressment of US citizens 3. British support of Native American resistance
What is Madison's complaint against Britain? The conduct of the British Government presents a series of acts hostile to the United states as an independent and neutral nation
Who did the D-Rs favor over the British in foreign affairs? French
What did the War Hawks urge the president to do? To invade British Canada
What was their hope? They hoped to capture the territory from Britain and add it to the United States
What happened at the Hartford Convention? War opponents from New England discussed seceding from the union
What problems did the US have? The army and navy were young and untried
How was the United States northern border finally secure? led by Captain McDonough, the US fought the British on Lake Champlain and forced them to retreat to Canada allowing US to gain control of the lake
Why is Dolly Madison considered heroic? She stayed behind at the White House supervising servants in saving important papers and historic treasures, while the British were attacking
How did the British get back at the Americans for what they had done at the start of the war? They burned the US Capitol, the White House, and other important buildings
Interestingly, what happened towards the end of the attack in Washington? A rainstorm saved the rest of the city
What inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star Spangled Banner"? The day after the battle of Baltimore, he saw the US flag still flying
Why was the battle of New Orleans unnecessary? The Treaty of Ghent, ending the fighting, was signed two weeks before
Who won the war? No one
Name the effects of the War of 1812: -US seen as a world power -Increase in patriotism -Increase in manufacturing due to the blockade and embargoes -Weakened Native American resistance
Why did the Second Bank of the US form? Financial problems caused by war
Created by: Tyasia


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