America In the Early 19th Century


Table of Contents
Vocabulary Terms and Identifications
Important Maps
Biographies of Key Historical Figures

War Of 1812

Introduction: The War 1812 was a very exotic war. It was a war of dysfunctional communications. A couple days before the war the British stated that the war would repeat the laws which were the chief reasons for battling. If any telegraphic communications were made with Europe, the greatest battle of 1812, which took place in New Orleans 15 days after a treaty of peace had been signed, could have been avoided.

History: The great United States complaint against the British was a big interference in shipping. The war ,fought for liberty in the seas, started the invasion of Canada. In addition, the treaty of peace that ended this war settled none of the issues over which it had supposedly been fought. Another thing, was that the new United States was willing to risk war to Great Britain.

Vocabulary and Identifications

1) Nationalism:  A strong feeling of pride in one's country.

2) Blockade: a shutting off of a place by ships or troops to prevent supplies from reaching it.

3) Embargo: a complete halt in trade with other nations.

4) Prophetstown: a town built by the followers of Tecumseh and their prophet as their capital on the Tippecanoe River in the present-day state of Indiana.

5) "The Star-Spangled Banner": a famous poem written by Francis Scott Key, who was a prisoner on a ship at the time, during the time of the attack of Fort McHenry, Baltimore by the British.

Important Maps

Biographies of Important People
Perry, Oliver
Birth: Where? South Kingstone, R.I.
        When? August 23, 1785
Death: When? August 23, 1819
Family: Fred Perry, Gaylord Perry, Matthew Perry, Ralph Perry, W.J. Perry
Famous For: Earning the appellation Hero of Lake Erie during the War of 1812
Hull, William
Birth: Where? Derby, Connecticut
        When? June 24, 1753
Death: When? February 13, 1843
Family: Bobby Hull, Cordell Hull, Isaac Hull
Famous For: Surrendering Detroit to the British. Later convicted of cowardice and sentenced to death, but pardoned by President Madison.

Quiz: War of 1812

1) Who was the person who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner", and when?
A. James Madison, 1812    B. Francis Scott Key, 1786    C. Fracas Scott Key, 1814

2.) Who was famous for becoming Hero of Lake Erie?
A. Bobby Hull    B. James Madison    C. Oliver Perry

3.) When did Oliver Perry Die?
A. August 23, 1819    B. July 4, 1776    C. January 28, 1888

4.) When was William Hull born?
A. June 24, 1853    B. June 24, 1753    C. August 23, 1785

5.) A(n) ________ is a shutting off of a place by ships or troops to prevent supplies from reaching it.
A. embargo    B. blockade    C. battleship

6.) Who was it that surrendered Detroit to the British?
A. George Washington    B. Oliver Perry    C. William Hull

7.) What is nationalism?
A. a strong feeling of pride in one's country    B. a poem written by Francis Scott Key    C. a run of ships to block off a piece of territory to prevent supplies from getting in.

8.) A(n) _______ is a complete halt in trade between two countries.
A. embargo    B. blockade    C. nationalism

9.) The War of 1812 was a war of __________ ___________.
A. disfunctional communications    B. stupidity    C. screw ups

10.)  Where was Oliver Perry born?
A. Dallas, Texas    B. Philedalphia, Pennsylvania    C. South Kingstone, Rhode Island

The great United States complaint against the British was a great interference in ________?
A. trading    B. shipping    C. manifacturing





Grolier Interactive, Grolier Interactive Inc., 1997, CD-ROM


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