Fighting at Sea: How did the British navy try to stop American merchant ships? How did the U. S. S. Constitution



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7th Grade Social Studies Period ____________
Chapter 8 / Section 5

The War of 1812




Unready for War:

1. In what ways was the United States unprepared for war with Great Britain?



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Fighting at Sea:
2. How did the British navy try to stop American merchant ships? ________________________

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3. How did the U.S.S. Constitution give hope to the American navy? _____________________

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War in the West:
4. The United States planned to invade British-controlled Canada at three different points.

Determine the results of each invasion, an American victory or a British victory:

Invasion Point: Results:
Detroit _______________________________________________

Niagara River _______________________________________________

Montreal _______________________________________________
5. What was so remarkable about Oliver Hazard Perry’s role in the Battle of Lake Erie?

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6. What famous victory message did Perry write about the battle? ________________________

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7. Why was the Battle of the Thames a blow to Tecumseh’s Confederation? _______________

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8. How further blow did Andrew Jackson deliver to at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend? ______

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Final Battles:
9. In the summer of 1814, the British marched on Washington, D.C. How did First Lady Dolley

Madison prepare for the attack? _________________________________________________

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10. What did the British do the White House and other government buildings? ______________

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11. Fort McHenry defended what city from British attack? What poem, later set to music,

describes the attack on Fort McHenry? Who wrote this poem? _______________________

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12. How did Andrew Jackson keep the British from using Pensacola, in Spanish Florida, as a

base? _____________________________________________________________________


13. Who helped Andrew Jackson defend the city of New Orleans from British attack? ________

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14. What were the British and American casualties at the Battle of New Orleans? ___________

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15. What did the Battle of New Orleans do to Andrew Jackson’s popularity? _______________

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16. What actually happened two weeks before the Battle of New Orleans? _________________

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Peace at Last:
17. What factors led New Englanders to send delegates to the Hartford Convention?

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18. What did the delegates to the Hartford Convention threaten to do? Why was their protest

meaningless? _______________________________________________________________

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19. What treaty brought an end to the war? ___________________________________________
20. What were the results of the War of 1812? ________________________________________

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