Articles about the War of 1812: People, Battles, Forts, and Articles
How Stuff Works: The War of 1812: Introduction of the War, Background of the War, Events, and The Peace
Official British Account of the Capture of Washington D.C.: Historical Facts plus links to people and events important to the War of 1812
Official War of 1812 Bicentennial Website: History of the War, Events Important to the War, Historic Sites and Museums
The War of 1812 (1809-1815): Important Terms, People, and Events
War of 1812 Website: Introduction to the War: Historical facts and links to important facts and information
Images of War of 1812 Forts: Brief Description with graphic images
Wikipedia: War of 1811 Forts: List of forts with complete historical information
War of 1812 Website: The forts and historic sites
Causes of the War of 1812: The Reasons Behind the Second American Revolution
History.com: Causes of the War of 1812: Videos with Facts and Historical Information
Key Events of the War of 1812: The Date, Location, and Significance to the War of 1812
Wikipedia: Naval Battles of the War of 1812: Complete listing of battles and historical descriptions
Battles of the War of 1812: Links to battle information as well as important people of the war
War of 1812 Website: Battles: Summaries of all Battles of the War of 1812
War of 1812 Leaders: Alphabetical Listing of American and British Leaders with a link to their biographies
American History Timeline - War of 1812: Facts and Background Information
Chronology of Events of the War of 1812: A complete timeline with links to important historical facts
The Hartford Convention from Wikipedia: Historical Background and facts
The Hartford Convention of 1814: A Summary
The Rush-Bagot Convention: Historical Background and facts
The Treaty of Ghent: A British Perspective and an American Perspective
*America declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812, beginning the War of 1812. The war ended in a stalemate.
*Many called the War of 1812 the Second War of Independence or the Second American Revolution.
*American forces failed in capturing Canada.
On August 18, 1814, British forces marched into Washington and burned the Capitol and White House. Dolly Madison became a hero by saving key documents from the White House as well as the famous painting of George Washington.
On July 5, 1814, American forces defeated British forces in the Battle of Chippewa ending the War of 1812.
*There were many important battles in the War of 1812: Battle of Baltimore, Battle of Chippewa, Battle of Chrysler's Farm, Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Battle of Lake Champlain, Battle of Lake Erie, Battle of Lundy's Lane, Battle of New Orleans, Battle of Queenston Heights, Battle of Raisin River, The "siege" of Detroit, Battle of Thames, and the Battle of York.
There was a total of 34 forts that were used during the War of 1812.
*The War of 1812 ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814. The treaty was not a ratified until February 17th 1815.
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