1812-1815 War of 1812

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Effect of Embargo, cause of war, US action in Canada, Battle of New Orleans
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1

Who was particularly injured by the Embargo of 1807?

The maritime New England States

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How did New England respond to the Embargo?

open talk of secession

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Congress' answer to the Embargo of 1807

Non-Intercourse Act which allowed trade with all nations except Britain and France

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The Embargo of 1807 ended ...

as soon as Jefferson left office

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Why did the British feel justified in practicing impressment?

1. They were running short of seamen because we had been offering them better pay and conditions.
2. They refused to recognize US naturalization of British subjects.

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How did the US try to work with the British on their shortage of men?

We allowed search for deserters in British ports but not search and seizure at sea.

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How many US seamen were impressed b/w 1803-1812?

3000-6000

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True/False. The War of 1812 was approved by a majority of congressmen.

False. It was a very close vote

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How did primitive communications affect diplomacy in these times?

The British had begun making peace talk before we declared war, but that news did not reach Washington in time to stop war.

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True/False. The British blockaded the US coast in the War of 1812.

True

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True/False. The US military was well prepared for the War of 1812

False. The army was too small, poorly organized, and lacked adequate food and other supplies.

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How did Pres. Madison deal with deserters?

Offered to pay them to go back to the fight, with little result.

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Who did the US fight in our invasion of Canada?

British regulars and Indian allies led by Tecumseh

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British response to the invasion of Canada

3 pronged attack on Chesapeake Bay, Lake Champlain and New Orleans

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Canadian response to War of 1812

Solidified their identity as a nation separate from the US

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American force in New Orleans

Mixed band of frontiersmen, pirates, Creoles, free blacks, Indians led by Andrew Jackson

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Another example of primitive communications having an effect on foreign relations

Peace talks were underway in Ghent when the Battle of New Orleans started

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How long did the Battle of New Orleans last?

A month