War of 1812: Naval Battles and Great Lakes Conflict

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What was the outcome of the battle on Lake Erie?

Perry wins the battle and proclaims 'We have met the enemy, and they are ours.'

What event weakened the Native American alliance during the War of 1812?

The defeat of Tecumseh at the battle of Thames River

Who led the force that fought against the Creek Indians in the spring of 1814?

Colonel Andrew Jackson

What did Dolly Madison manage to save from the White House before it was burned?

US treasures

What did the Treaty of Fort Jackson result in for the Creek Indians?

Forced to give up Millions of Acres of their land

What did Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry proclaim after winning the battle on Lake Erie?

'We have met the enemy, and they are ours.'

What was unusual about the Battle of New Orleans

It was fought after the Treaty was signed

Where was the National Anthem written?

Battle of Ft. McHenry

If the British had 200 ships to our 20, what was the ratio of British to US ships

10:1

Who was President during the War of 1812

James Madison

Study Notes

War of 1812 Key Events

  • The outcome of the battle on Lake Erie was a decisive American victory.

Native American Alliance

  • The Native American alliance was weakened during the War of 1812 after the death of the Shawnee leader Tecumseh.

Creek War

  • In the spring of 1814, Andrew Jackson led the force that fought against the Creek Indians.

Burning of the White House

  • Dolly Madison managed to save George Washington's portrait from the White House before it was burned by British troops.

Treaty of Fort Jackson

  • The Treaty of Fort Jackson resulted in the Creek Indians ceding over 20 million acres of land to the United States.

Battle of Lake Erie

  • After winning the battle on Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry proclaimed, "We have met the enemy and they are ours."

Battle of New Orleans

  • The Battle of New Orleans was unusual because it took place after the Treaty of Ghent was signed, but before the news reached the United States.

National Anthem

  • The National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," was written by Francis Scott Key on a British ship in Baltimore Harbor.

British and US Naval Strength

  • The ratio of British to US ships during the War of 1812 was 10:1, with the British having 200 ships to the US's 20.

Presidency During the War of 1812

  • James Madison was the President of the United States during the War of 1812.

Test your knowledge about the War of 1812 focusing on the naval battles and conflicts on the Great Lakes. Learn about the British and US naval power, key battles, and significant events that shaped this important historical period.

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