war of 1812 Timeline
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British begin to impress American sailors and force them to work on British Ships.
James Madison delivers a report regarding British interference and impressment of sailors.
The American ship Chesapeake is fired upon by the British ship Leopard causing an international incident.
December 22, 1807
Thomas Jefferson imposes an embargo on Great Britain but it results in an economic disaster for American merchants and is discontinued in 1809
James Madison in inaugurated President of the United States
war Congress convenes
The battle of Tippecanoe considered the first battle of the war of 1812, take place between Tecumseh's brother, The Prophet, and William Henry Harrison's army
America declares war on Great Britain
June - August 1812
Riots break out in Baltimore in protest of the war
General William Hull enters Canada. first of three failed attempts made by the U.S. to invade Canada.
The British force the surrender of Fort Michilimackinac (Michigan)
General William Hull surrenders to General Isaac Brock at Detroit
General Isaac Brock is killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights, Canada
British and Indian allies repel American troops at the Battle of Frenchtown (Michigan). American survivors are killed the following day in the Raisin river Massacre (present day Michigan)
U.S. troops capture and burn the city of York (Toronto)
The siege of Fort Meigs (Ohio)
captain Perry defeats the British at the battle of lake Erie
The warrior Tecumseh is killed at the Battle of the Thames (Canada)
The battle of Crysler's Farm (Canada) British victory
the battle of Chippewa (Canada) victory for United States
battle of Lundy's Lane (Niagara Falls) British Victory
peace negotiations begin in Ghent
August 24 - 25 1814
The British burn Washington, DC in retaliation for burning of York. President James Madison flees the capital
The battle of Plattsburg in lake Champlain is a major American Victory, securing its northern border. The battle of Baltimore takes place at Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott key wrote the star spangled banner
The Treaty of Ghent: Americans and British diplomats agree to the terms of a treaty and return to the status quo from before the war
Andrew Jackson defeats the British at the Battle of New Orleans
The Peace treaty is ratified and President Madison declares the war is over.