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The War of 1812 (1809-1815)

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Important Terms, People, and Events

Economic Warfare

1804: Thomas Jefferson reelected

1806: British Orders in Council

1807: Chesapeake incident

late 1807: Embargo Act passed

March 1, 1809: Repeal of the Embargo Act

March 4, 1809: James Madison becomes President

1809: Non-Intercourse Act

1810: Macon's Bill No. 2 passed

November 1810: Madison announces Napoleon's compliance with Macon's Bill No. 2

November 7, 1811: Tecumseh's headquarter destroyed at Tippecanoe

June 1812: Orders in Council Suspended

June 1812: War Hawks declare war on Britain

August 20, 1812: USS Constitution defeats the Guerriere

1812: 3-pronged US attack on Canada

September 1812: USS Wasp fights the Frolic

1813: Battle of the Thames, Tecumseh killed

September 9, 1813: Perry forces surrender of British fleet on Lake Erie

September 11, 1814: Thomas Macdonough defeats the British near Plattsburgh in a naval battle

March 27, 1814: Battle of Horseshoe Bend

August 1814: 4,000 British land near Chesapeake Bay

August 24, 1814: Battle of Bladensburg: General Winder defeated

Dec 15, 1814: Hartford Convention begins

December 24, 1814: Treaty of Ghent officially ends War of 1812

January 5, 1815: Hartford Convention ends

January 8, 1815: Battle of New Orleans (Jackson crushes British)

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