War of 1812. Called “Second War for Independence”. Causes of the War of 1812. 1. Freedom of the Seas France and England trying to control American trade 2. Impressment of Sailors Merchant ships stopped by British to look for deserters
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Called “Second War for Independence”
1. Freedom of the Seas
2. Impressment of Sailors
3. Land Hungry War Hawks
John C. Calhoun
Tecumseh and brother, Tenskwatawa “the Prophet” wanted Indian alliance against settlers , taught natives to resist white culture
Battle of Tippecanoe
5. National Honor
America is not ready for war
U.S.S. Constitution “Old Ironsides” defeats British ship Guerriere
1. boundaries between Canada and US are set
2. demilitarizes the Great Lakes
3. Oregon Territory placed under joint rule for the next 10 years
America has “proven” itself as a nation, even though no land changed hands.