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4 1. Napoleonic Wars (UK and France messing with U.S. trade on seas) Q  Britain impressed over 6,000 American sailors.

5 2. Chesapeake-Leopard “Affair” QJune 21, QBr. Captain fired on the USS Chesapeake. Q3 dead, 18 wounded. QBr. Foreign Office said it was a mistake. QJefferson’s Response:  Forbade Br. ships to dock in American ports.  Ordered state governors to call up as much as 100,000 militiamen.

6 3. The Embargo Act (1807) The “OGRABME” Turtle

7 Presidential Election of 1808

8 James Madison Becomes President

9 4. The Non-Intercourse Act (1809) QReplaced the Embargo Act. QRemained U. S. policy until QUnexpected Consequences:  N. Eng. was forced to become self- sufficient again [old factories reopened].  Laid the groundwork for US industrial power.  Jefferson, a critic of an industrial America, ironically contributed to Hamilton’s view of the US!!!

10 5. Br. Instigation of Indians British General Brock Meets with Tecumseh

11 QGeneral William Henry Harrison  governor of the Indiana Territory. QInvited Native Indian chiefs to Ft. Wayne, IN to sign away 3 mil. acres of land to the US government. QTecumseh organized a confederacy of Indian tribes to fight for their homelands. QTecumseh’s brother fought against Harrison and was defeated at Tippecanoe. QThis made Harrison a national hero! [1840 election  Tippecanoe & Tyler, too!] Battle of Tippecanoe, 1811

12 “War Hawks” Henry Clay [KY] John C. Calhoun [SC]

13 Presidential Election of 1812

14 “Mr. Madison’s War!”

15 American Problems QThe US was unprepared militarily:  Had a 12-ship navy vs. Britain’s 800 ships.  Americans disliked a draft  preferred to enlist in the disorganized state militias. QFinancially unprepared:  Flood of paper $.  Revenue from import tariffs declined. QRegional disagreements.

16 Battle of Fort McHenry, 1814 Oh Say Can You See By the Dawn’s Early Light… -- Francis Scott Key

17 Hartford Convention December, 1814 – January, 1815

18 Treaty of Ghent December 24, 1814

19 The Battle of New Orleans, 1815

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21 Jackson’s Florida Campaigns


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