Our officers were not good unfit for command

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Our officers were not good, unfit for command, political appointees (politicians appointed generals)William Hull? Territorial gov of michiganoSupposed to take soldiers from ft. Detroit to capture ft. maldon and Ontario oEnds up surrendering ft. Detroit to britishoEnds up being convicted of cowardice and neglect of dutyBritish and Indians captured ft. mackinacWe lost battle at Frenchtown?By 1813 we have actually lost territoryInvasion force into Canada lost a lot of troops because some were federalists and didn’t want to invadeWe were doing better on sea than landFederalists were against the warU.S.S. Constitution and british ship were blasting away at each other, just to disable ship to make them surrender and take over the ship, not sink itoConstitution disabled the other shipo“old iron sides” british cannon balls were bouncing offOliver Perry? Won battle on lake erie oHelped morale, and strategic victoryoSpring 1813 when he first got there, oversaw construction of shipsoHe would command 9 shipsoBritish only had 6, and they attacked usoPerry sank or disabled their all theirs ships, using his numerical advantageoLake Erie had strategic implications
British needed it for supply lines, which were already thinAmericans could cut off their supply linesDecide to go back into Canada and consolidate forcesAs they do William henry Harrison and an army pursue them oMainly Indiana volunteersCatch up with them 50 miles east of Detroit in OntarioHe engages GB and indian alliesBattle of the tems?Resounding victory for U.S., Tecumseh was killedoLeaves the entire indian confederation, east off Mississippi has no indian resistance Andrew Jackson, led Tennessee militia, won victories over Indians in American southwestHe would force Indians to sign treaties giving up their land, or elseGB Navy were blockading our coast lineFederalists traded illegallyHurt federalist reputation even moreThey are defeating napoleon, and are getting ready to play offense1814, launch big invasion from Canada into New Yorkomore difficult than anticipatedoheavy losses for GBoAmericans fought betterAgainst Napoleon war veterens, some of their best troopsoThey try to invade via chesepeake bayClose proximity to washingotn dcWe were not ready for themBritish army marches on DCPresident Madison flee for their livesThey set fire to building, including executive mansion (not called white house yet)Attacked Baltimore after, ft. mchenryoInspired francis scott key towrite the star spangled banner They overrun baltimoreBritish later attack the south, New OrleansPeace conference in 1814, Ghent, Belgium
oTreaty of GhentoFavorable toward U.S.

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