HomeAboutLogin
       
       
 
3 years

   
The American War of 1812 to 1815, was fought between the United States and the British Empire, on land in North America and at sea. The United States, which declared war and attacked British colonies and shipping first, ended the war without gaining any territory, its invasion of British North America having been defeated by British, Canadian and aboriginal forces.

The war formally began on June 18 1812, with the U.S. declaration of war. Both sides launched invasions. The British captured Detroit after turning back an American invasion of Upper Canada in the summer of 1812. The United States defeated combined British and Indian armies with victories at the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813, and the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, in March 1814, but, by this time, Britain had successfully concluded the Napoleonic wars and the British were finally able to divert more resources to North America. British invasions of American territory resulted in the burning of Washington, D.C. and the capture of part of the District of Maine, but the British counteroffensive was turned back at Lake Champlain, Baltimore, and New Orleans. The Treaty of Ghent (ratified in 1815) restored the status quo ante bellum between the combatants.

More on this Website

 
 
The American War of 1812 to 1815, was fought between the United States and the British Empire, on land in North America and at sea. The United States, which declared war and attacked British colonies and shipping first, ended the war without gaining any territory, its invasion of British North America having been defeated by British, Canadian and aboriginal forces.

The war formally began on June 18 1812, with the U.S. declaration of war. Both sides launched invasions. The British captured Detroit after turning back an American invasion of Upper Canada in the summer of 1812. The United States defeated combined British and Indian armies with victories at the Battle of the Thames, in October 1813, and the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, in March 1814, but, by this time, Britain had successfully concluded the Napoleonic wars and the British were finally able to divert more resources to North America. British invasions of American territory resulted in the burning of Washington, D.C. and the capture of part of the District of Maine, but the British counteroffensive was turned back at Lake Champlain, Baltimore, and New Orleans. The Treaty of Ghent (ratified in 1815) restored the status quo ante bellum between the combatants. More...

 
    George III, King of Great Britain
  George III, King of Great Britain
Britain's King George III was the 18th century monarch who lost the fight to keep control over the American colonies. The third monarch of the Hanover house and the first to be born in England, he held the throne from 1760 until 1820, a reign second...
 
    James Monroe, 5th US President, 1817-1825
  James Monroe, 5th US President, 1817-1825
James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), and the fourth Virginian to hold the office. Monroe, a close ally of Thomas Jefferson was a diplomat who supported the French Revolution. He played a leading role in the War of 18...
 
    Andrew Jackson, 7th US President, 18291837
  Andrew Jackson, 7th US President, 18291837
Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States (18291837). He was also military governor of Florida (1821), commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a founder of the modern Democratic Party, and the eponym...
 
    Samuel Cunard, Shipping Magnate
  Samuel Cunard, Shipping Magnate
Sir Samuel Cunard, a Canadian-born British magnate, was a giant of Atlantic shipping. When the British government invited bids (1838) for carrying mail between England and Boston, Cunard's carefully considered plans won him the contract, and he, in a...
 
    Napoleonic Wars
  Napoleonic Wars
The major powers of Europe - Austria, Britain, Russia and Prussia - feared the rise of France's revolutionaries because of the effect they could have upon their own populations. They banded together in various combinations and coalitions throughout t...
 
       
 
         
          2019 © Timeline Index | Webwork.Amsterdam