Causes of the War of 1812

War of 1812 Reading Comprehension

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War of 1812 Reading Comprehension

  1. In the War of 1812, the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, who was this?

  1. The three causes of the War of 1812 were:

  1. The Americans suffered many costly defeats during the War of 1812 to these three groups:

  1. What official document signed on February 17, 1815 officially ended the war?

  1. Many in the United States celebrated the War of 1812 as a what?

  1. In 1811 which U.S. governor and later president leads a group of soldiers to battle at the Battle of Tippecanoe?

  1. What does the term War Hawks mean?

  2. British forces raided the Chesapeake Bay and moved in on the U.S. capital, capturing Washington, D.C., on August 24, 1814 and burned the city including which two historic buildings?

  1. What is the name of the U.S. national anthem?

  1. Who wrote the national anthem?

  1. What future U.S. president defeated British forces at New Orleans?

  1. The war’s outcome boosted national self-confidence and encouraged the growing spirit of what?

  1. (Worth three points):

    1. List the three things that were agreed upon at the Treaty of Ghent:

    1. What did the Canadians and Natives feel they lost as a result of the war?

    1. In your opinion, was the war good or bad for the U.S., explain your answer:

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