|Napolean excludes British goods from "fortress Europe"||1806||Europe||American ships caught in middle as British respond with blockade. British seize 1000 U.S. ships, French ca. 500.|
|British impress American sailors||1803-1812||High seas||British captains took over 10,000 American citizens to man ships.|
|Chesapeake -Leopard fight||June 1807||3 miles off Norfolk, Virginia||Chesapeake fired on by Leopard after refusing to be boarded. 3 Americans killed, 18 wounded.|
|Embargo Act||December 1807||Washington, D.C.||Jefferson's attempt at "peaceful coercion" resulted in economic disaster for merchants.|
|War Hawks elected to Congress||1810||U.S.||Calhoun, Clay, others bothered by insults to U.S. and Indian presence|
|Battle of Tippecanoe||1811||Ohio River Valley||Tecumseh's brother (the Prophet) led attack on Harrison's army of 1000.|
|Congress declares "Mr. Madison's War"||June 18, 1812||Washington, D.C.||Pushed by War Hawks, Madison asked for declaration. All Federalists oppose it.|
|British capture Ft. Mackinac||August 16, 1812||Michigan||U.S. lost fort as British invade American territory.|
|Invasion attempts of Canada||1812||U.S.--Canadian border||3 attempts of U.S. to invade Canada all fail.|
|Constitution vs. Guerriere||1812||Atlantic Ocean||Victory by U.S. ship ("Old Ironsides"). Other privateers captured or burned British ships.|
|Battle of Frenchtown||January 1813||Michigan||Kentucky troops repelled by British and Indians in bloody fighting. American survivors killed in Raisin River Massacre.|
|Battle of York (Toronto)||April 1813||Toronto, Canada||U.S. troops took control of Great Lakes, burn York. This action later returned by British burning of Washington, D.C.|
|Battle of Lake Erie||September 1813||Put-in-Bay||British naval attack repulsed by Capt. Perry.|
|Battle of Thames||October 1813||Ontario, Canada||Tecumseh killed in U.S. victory. NW Indians weakened by battle.|
|Battle of Horseshoe Bend||March 1814||Mississippi Territory||Andrew Jackson defeated Creek Indians.|
|British plan 3-part invasion of U.S.: Chesapeake Bay, Lake Champlain, & mouth of Mississippi River||1814||British successful in Chesapeake, but fail at Lake Champlain
and at New Orleans
|Battle of Chippawa
||U.S. troops under command of
Winfield Scott force British to retreat in invasion of Canada.
|Battle of Lundy's Lane
||A bloody but inconclusive
battle. Americans eventually retreat to Fort Erie, but demonstrate
discipline and effectiveness while under fire.
|British burn Washington, D.C.
||District of Columbia
||Sailing up Patuxent River,
British burn Capitol and White House. Dolley Madison saves Washington's
|Battle of Plattsburgh||September 1814||Lake Champlain||U.S. secured northern border with victory over larger British force.|
|Hartford Convention||December 15,1814||Hartford, Connecticut||Group of Federalists discussed secession, propose 7 amendments to protect influence of Northeast states.|
|Treaty of Ghent||December 24, 1814||Ghent, Belgium||British and American diplomats agreed on status quo ante bellum|
|Battle of New Orleans||January 1815||New Orleans||Jackson's forces defeated British. 700 British killed, 1400 wounded. U.S. losses: 8 killed, 13 wounded|
Please cite this source when appropriate:
Feldmeth, Greg D. "U.S. History Resources"
http://home.earthlink.net/~gfeldmeth/USHistory.html (31 March 1998).
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