1. Invasion of Canada (1813) -
2. USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") - the nickname given to the super-frigate Constitution during the War of 1812 3. Adm. Oliver Perry - American naval officer; managed a fleet on the shores of Lake Erie in 1813; captured a British fleet on Lake Erie, his victory slogan "We have met the enemy and they are ours" brought new life and inspiration to the American troops, he was a hero during the war 4. Battle of the Thames (1813) - The Battle of Thames was fought at the River Thames in Canada on October 13, 1813. In this battle, the redcoats were overtaken by General Harrison and his army after they had withdrawn from Fort Malden. A Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, fought for the British and lost his life. With his death came the death of his confederacy. 5. Thomas Macdonough/ Plattsburg (1814) - An American naval officer for his roles in the War of 1812. He was a revolutionary officer, he served with Stephen Decatur at Tripoli, he battled at Lake Champlain bringing an end to the war 6. Burning of Washington (1814) - British force invaded the Chesapeake region and burned the new captial of Washington to the ground in August 1814 7. Fort McHenry/ Francis Scott Key - The British were beaten off in the battle at Fort McHenry, and this inspired Key to write the "Star spangled banner" 8. Gen. Andrew Jackson - Was the seventh president of the United States, he was a politician and an army general. His nickname was Old Hickory, because of his aggressive personality, and he supported a small and limited federal government 9. Battle of New Orleans (1815) - Fought with British force for land. British lost. 10. Treaty of Ghent - t was an agreement signed by the Americans and the British that agreed to stop fighting which potentally led to the end of the War of 1812. It was signed before the Battle of New Orleans, but Americans did not learn of the treaty until after the victory at New Orleans. Americans assumed the "victory" for the war. The British signed quickly because they were more concerned with European affairs. 11. John Quincy Adams - was in power 1810-1825; he forcibly informed Spain of their violation of the Appoint-American Treaty of 1795. This led to the ceding of Florida to the U.S. He was also responsible for keeping the U.S. from signing the Canning Proposal, which would have hindered American expansion. He then drafted the Monroe Doctrine which established the U.S. as the protector of the Western Hemisphere. 12. "Blue-Light" Federalists -
13. Hartford Convention (1814) - In 1814 a regional secret convention was held in Hartford, Connecticut due to the Federalist discontent because of the lessened voting weight of New England in Congress and Electoral College due to adding states to the Union and also they were not happy with the War of 1812. They were meeting to discuss their minority status in the Union and some Federalist even suggested secession. These Federalists were seen as traitors by the public. Led to the downfall of their party. they met to secure assistance from Washington, due to the blokading British squadrons on the shores fo New England. Proposed Constitutional Amendments, one to eliminate the 3/5 clause and in turn lessen the Souths voting power. When delegates arrived in Washington to present the proposals, they found that the capital was celebrating Jackson's victory at New Orleans and the treaty of peace. 14. Nationalism - An important and impressive result of post Revolutionary and 1812 wars, it was growing rapidly and began to cause a national unity the United States had not seen until this point. Citizens began calling themselves Americans over citizens of their states. Nationalism helped further stabilize our newly formed nation on all accounts, including financially. 15. Washington Irving - 1783-1859, first American to win international recognition as an author, example of the post war nationalism from the revolution and war of 1812 16. James Fenimore Cooper - one of...
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