Military Events – War of 1812
Americans invaded Canada – unsuccessful embarrassment
Britain invaded US from Canada – unsuccessful
Indian fights in the South when the Creek Indians attacked Fort Mims.
- Andrew Jackson as major general of the Tennessee militia had 2000 voluteers who crushed the Creeks in March 1814 at the Tallapoosa River (Battle of Horseshoe Bend)
o Creeks signed Treaty of Fort Jackson which gave 2/3 of their land to the US, including part of Georgia and most of Alabama
British Blockade of US ports
- Chesapeake Bay – Washington DC captured – yikes!
- Washington DC –
o White House, Capitol, and most Govt buildings burned
o Tornado the next day added to the damage to the city but the violent thunderstorm put out the fires and weakened the British
- Ft. McHenry – Baltimore, Maryland
o Francis Scott Key wrote Star Spangled Banner