Indian warriors - The War of 1812 Indian warriors/chiefs...

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The War of 1812 Indian warriors/chiefs “The Prophet” (Tenskwatawa) and Techumseh Native American problems resurged Had been pushed out of Ohio into Indian Techumseh- great Indian chief His brother Tenskwatawa – “The Prophet” Techumseh’s mission was unification of all Indian tribes Left old NW trying to unite Indians Left brother “The Prophet” in charge Battle of Tippecanoe “The Prophet” is defeated by William Henry Harrison Techumseh banishes his brother from the tribe when he returns Reasons for America going to war with Britain in 1812 Orders in Council (poor communication) British had revoked it By the time the news that it had been revoked reached U.S. it was too late America had already declared war Impressment The attitude of the English towards Americans (inferior attitude) British aid to Native Americans Expansionism/Nationalism American goals in the War of 1812. What did we hope to acquire? U.S. thought they could easily take Canada because British were occupied fighting the French.
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U.S. also wanted Spanish Florida Problems facing the U.S. in the War of 1812 The Army is not prepared Not enough soldiers Could join military or you could join state militia (most joined the state militia) Did not want to leave home state to help Senior commanders in the U.S. Army had not seen battle since War of Independence Old men not competent to lead war Young men lacked experience Army of incompetence Hold rank based on nepotism not merit The Navy Lack of quantity U.S. only had 12 ships Jefferson’s budget cuts Britain had 800 ships U.S. waited to have numerical advantage (ship to ship) to engage in battle Lack of Money U.S. Bank shut down Revocation of Excise Tax no money coming in Divided Nation The North is opposed to the war
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People in New England are going to do business with British during the war Encourage their sons not to enlist
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2008 for the course HIST 1305 taught by Professor Ryden during the Summer '08 term at University of Houston - Downtown.

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