Apush notes chapter 17

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Unformatted text preview: uction program had essentially reduced the army and navy to total crap [the navy had a whopping 17 ships]. Nobody enlisted in the national army, only in some of the state militias. In the West there was initially a good response, but after word spread that the War Dept. wasn’t paying people on time and they were low on supplies, nobody wanted to join anymore. In New England, people saw it as “Mr. Madison’s War” and didn’t want to enlist from the start. 76 Financial problems due to lowered revenue/import taxes b/c of the embargo and war. Regional disagreements – New England state militias wouldn’t leave their state lines. - But, of course, the US decided to try and invade Canada anyway, which led to numerous disasters: first General William Hull totally screwed up and ended up surrendering Fort Detroit, and then the attempted invasion from Niagara failed b/c the NY militia refused to leave its state borders. - On the naval front the British had no problem keeping their hold over the oceans and, by 1814, was blockading almost every American port, which led the US gov’t to the brink of bankruptcy. - In the Great Lakes a shipbuilding race began, which the US won, leading to their victory at the Battle of Put-inBay on September 10, 1813 and subsequent control over Lake Eerie. - The US also emerged victorious in the Kentucky region, where General William Henry Harrison led his state militia against the British, Shawnee and Chippewa forces at the Battle of the Thames. The US regained control of the Old Northwest, and Tecumseh was killed, which hurt Indian unity big time. - After the US burned the Canadian capital of York, the British [who no longer had to worry about Napoleon, who they beat in April 1814] went down to the Chesapeake, where they set fire to Washington DC and burned it to the ground. The key battle then occurred at Baltimore in September 1814 – the Brits. Inflicted heavy damage, but the war was basically stalemated in the region. 77 - The last campaigns took place in the South against the Creeks and British – the Creeks...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2014 for the course APUSH AP United taught by Professor Orban during the Fall '10 term at Harrison High School, Harrison.

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