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Battle of Tippecanoe

Battle of Tippecanoe onNovember 7, 1811, victory of a the U.S. expeditionary force under Major General William Henry Harrison over Shawnee Indians led by Tecumseh’s brother Laulewasikau. The battle took place at Prophetstown, the Indian capital on the Tippecanoe River and the site of the present town of Battle Ground, near Lafayette, Indiana. Harrison, who was on a mission to destroy the power of an intertribal defensive alliance being promoted by Tecumseh and his brother, repelled the Shawnee attack and burned the village.

War of 1812

Was a war between Britain and the United States that was fought between 1812 and 1815. One of the main causes of the War of 1812 were a series of economic sanctions taken by the British and French against the US as part of the Napoleonic Wars and American outrage at the British practice of impressment, especially after the Chesapeake incident of 1807.

War Hawks

Any of the congressmen from the South and West, led by Henry Clay and John Calhoun, who wanted war against Britain in the period leading up to the War of 1812. Examples from the Web for war hawk Expand.

Invasion of Canada

It was a war between Great Britain and the United States, fought chiefly along the Canadian border on 1812–14.

Washington DC burns

On 1814, during the War of 1812 between the United States and England, British troops entered Washington, D.C. and burned the White House in response for the American attack on the city of York in Ontario, Canada, on June 1812.

Battle of Baltimore

The Battle of Baltimore was a battle fought between British invaders and American defenders in the War of 1812. American forces went on to sea and land invasions off the busy port city of Baltimore, Maryland, and killed the commander of the invading British forces.

Fort Henry

On February 6, 1862, was the first significant Union victory of the American Civil War. In an effort to gain control of rivers and supply lines west of the (Eastern U.S. mountains)s, Union Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant and Commodore Andrew Foote launched an attack on the lightly defended Fort Henry in Tennessee. After a strong (and scary) naval huge attack, Confederate Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman secretly evacuated the majority of his troops to nearby Fort Donelson before giving up to Union forces.

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