Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a war fought between the Americans lead by General William Hull and "Canada" when they invaded Upper Canada on July 12. There were many five battles that went on in the war, the first was the Battle of Fort Detroit.

On August 12,1812 the leader of Upper Canada Isaac Brock decided to place an attack on Fort Detroit instead of waiting until they were ambushed again. Upper Canada was joined by Tecumseh (leader of Shawnee people) who brought his men along to help psych out the fort. Once they had them surrounded, Tecumseh's men let out battle cries that came across that they had more men then what they actually did. This lead the American forces to surrender on the first day.

The next was Battle of Queenston Heights. Isaac Brock decided on stationing his men at Queenston which overlooked the Niagara River. The Americans decided to cross the same river which began the battle of Queenston Heights on October 13, 1812. Isaac Brock's forces set an attack on any man who made it across the river. Instead of waiting for an alliance to come help them fight, he decided to lead the final charge which lead to his death. Outraged, his forces angrily fought back and defeated the Americans.

On April 27, 1813 Americans attacked York which was the capital of Upper Canada and caused the Battle of York. Both British and Canadian forces surrendered and the Americans burnt down all the Parliament Buildings and took over all homes once the battle ended. In response to burning the Parliament Buildings the British forces set revenge and burnt down the Liberty of Congress, Treasury Department, AND The White House.

The Battle of Lundy's Lane happened on July 25, 1814 when the American Forces lead another invasion into Upper Canada very near to Niagara Falls. It gets its name from the fact that the British and Canadian Forces positioned themselves at Lundy's Lane. All people know is that this was one of the bloodiest battles fought in Canada. It is unknown to whether the Britain or Canada won.

The last Battle to be fought was the battle of Washington. Due to the Battle of Lundy's Lane, the British forces had advanced into America and invaded all of Washington on August 24,1814. The invasion of Washington caused the US President Madison and all his government to flee the city.

The War of 1812 ended on December 24, 1814 following the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.


  1. Jade your post is very well typed. I like how you separated all of the battles into different paragraphs. That was very helpful when I was reading your post. I like that you included all the battle dates.

  2. I really liked how you put your information together having all the information and the battles in order made your blog post really easy to read and follow the information. I think you could have added some picture of the battles, it would have made the post more enjoyable.id like to point out many five battles is not proper English grammar and you should have prof read your work before you posted. Also like that in the battle of Detroit the first nation made the Americans think they had more people in their battalion then they actually did, I thought that it was a clever tactic. Check out this website (http://www.history.com/topics/war-of-1812) it has good info.


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