War of 1812
worked to organize indian nations to make the prophet a group who vowed to have white settlers stop taking their land!
Battle of Tippecanoe
Prophet suprised Harrisons troops but Harrison ended up winning and destroyed Prophetstown
Wanted war against british due to the fact that the British were seizing american ships, acting as though they still owned America, and America could gain Florida in the war.
War hawks showed a great devotion to their country
Madison gives in to war
June 1812 asked congress to declare on Britain. House and senate both in favor. War would soon begin!
Navy not loking good at 1st. They only had 16 ships.
Money and land given to those who served
volunteers got money and land to fight it brought the attention of young men who wanted land or money.
War Hawks want to conquer Canada
War hawks thoght Canadians would want to throw off British rule
Battle of Lake Erie
1813 America wanted to win Lake Erie. Captain Oliver Hazard Harry had no fleet so he built his own ships. during the battle the British destroyed his ship but he rowed to another American ship to keep fighting an finally WON!!!!
Battle of New Orleans
Andrew Jackson was waiting for British with a camp in New Orleans. Force equaled thousands of frontier men and Choctaw indians. They dug trenches for protection and it helped because only 7 Americans died while 2,000 British died!
Treaty of Ghent
John Quincy Adams summed it up and it settled the war.