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USS Constitution

a large warship sent to end pirate attacks from North Africa

impressment

The practice of forcing people to serve in the army or navy

embargo

a ban on trade

Embargo Act

law that prohibited American merchants from trading with other countries

Non-Intercourse Act

allowed Americans to carry on trade will all nations except Britain and France

Tecumseh

a famous chief of the Shawnee who tried to unite Indian tribes against the increasing white settlement

Battle of Tippecanoe

battle in the Indiana Territory in 1811 between US and Native American forces that led to the defeat of the Native Americans

War Hawks

group of young congressmen from the south and west known for calling for war against Britain

James Madison

4th president, father of the Constitution, led nation through War of 1812

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