United States commodore who led the fleet that defeated the British on Lake Erie during the War of 1812
Oliver Hazard Perry
The seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), who as a general in the War of 1812 defeated the British at New Orleans (1815). As president he opposed the Bank of America, objected to the right of individual states to nullify disagreeable federal laws, and increased the presidential powers.
Jackson led a battle that occurred when British troops attacked U.S. soldiers in New Orleans on January 8, 1815; the War of 1812 had officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December, 1814, but word had not yet reached the U.S.
Battle of New Orleans
December 24, 1814 - Ended the War of 1812 and restored the status quo. For the most part, territory captured in the war was returned to the original owner. It also set up a commission to determine the disputed Canada/U.S. border.
Treaty of Ghent
a United States warship larger than a destroyer and smaller than a cruiser
a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation
What were some reasons that the United States plans failed?
1. No overall comander
2.They were unprepared
3. Soldiers were scattered over frontier
4. State militias refused to fiight
5. Small army
6. Officers were too old.
What were some reasons that Canada was selected?
1. Close to US
2. Popuation was sparse
3. The French didn't like the British either