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The War of 1812




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The War on Land

The War on Land

Battle for Washington

The British invaded Washington, D.C. in 1814

British soldiers burned the Capitol, the White House, and other public buildings

Before the British burned the White House, Dolley Madison saved a famous painting of George Washington

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Battle at Fort McHenry

Battle at Fort McHenry

Francis Scott Key: an American lawyer and prisoner of the British

Saw an American flag flying over Ft. McHenry after the battle

The flag inspired Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner

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The Battle of New Orleans (1815)

The Battle of New Orleans (1815)

The most famous/important battle of the War

Americans were lead to victory by General Andrew Jackson

The battle continued even after the war ended because word did not reach the Americans for several weeks

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The Treaty of Ghent

The Treaty of Ghent

In December, 1815, British and Americans met in Ghent, Belgium to negotiate a peace treaty

Results of the war:

Britain and American became better allies

America gained respect from other countries

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