If General Jackson and his men had not run British out of Pensacola so quickly, the British may have had time to plan and take Mobile and possibly New Orleans as well. However, because the British were rushed, they were not prepared for the fight in New Orleans, allowing Jackson to defeat them. The fight in New Orleans occurred two months later and it was the last battle of the War of
The most prominent failure, though not the first battle, was the Battle of Passchendaele. Not only was the military aim not met, but there were almost 16000 valuable lives lost. Earlier in the war, the Battle of the Sommes was also somewhat of a failure. Again, the military goal was not achieved, and there was a bad strategy in use. Although a gory battle, Canadians were able to learn a lesson on advancing technology.
The Revolutionary war appeared like it was going to end earlier than expected. Since the British army were driving the revolutionist, led by Washington, out of New York and into New Jersey. The British continuously pursued the crippled colonist army, so Washington led his army across the Delaware river. They camped on the Pennsylvania side of the river, but the army was abridged of supplies. Washington considered a very risky plan, knowing if he didn’t do anything the revolution will come to an end.
Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States from 1828 to 1836. He also a war hero that defeated the Creek warriors (allies of the British) in the War of 1812, he also led 5000 soldiers to defeat 7500 British in New Orleans, over 2,000 British soldiers, perished in the battle, while only 13 Americans were killed. He had been a national hero. He received the thanks of Congress and a gold medal. In 1824, he was nominated for the U.S. presidency, he was the most popular candidate but he lost the election.
In reality the Republican party believed that Great Britain had not respect for Americans. The United States was a strong force against Great Britain throughout the war. During the War the British would capture American men thinking they were British Troops who traded sides. The war had a huge impact on the Americas was in 1814 when Great Britain captured Washington D.C. eventually burning the White House. During this time America stood strong and did not let this attack stop them from pushing forward.
Henry Hudson was hired to find a shorter route to Asia from Europe through the Arctic Ocean. After twice being turned back by ice, Hudson embarked on a third voyage–this time on behalf of the Dutch East India Company–in 1609. This time, he chose to continue east by a more southern route, drawn by reports of a possible area across the North American continent to the Pacific. They determined it was not the path they sought once they made their voyage there.Hudson spent months drifting through the vast Hudson Bay and eventually fell victim to a mutiny by his crew. Hired by England for even MORE money, Hudson’s discoveries laid the groundwork for Dutch colonization of the Hudson River region, as well as English land claims in Canada.
After Lexington and Concord, America spiraled into a losing streak, and were running out of options. Then, Washington and his soldiers came up with a winning idea. The continental army would cross the Delaware river on the night of Christmas, in the hopes of the British soldiers all being fast asleep from the celebrating the night before. Moreover, during the 1700s war was very different, battles tended to be fought face to face, and not during the winter, so the Americans were throwing a total wildcard at Britain. As you can imagine, the result of the war was an American victory, and many refer to this battle as the turning point of the war.
If you are completely clueless to the long story made short of the American Revolution, let me fill in the blanks. Basically, between 1765 and 1783 the original 13 colonies denied the British monarchy. It is between those 18 years that they fought back in many different ways against the British to win our independence. The thirteen colonies were getting heavily taxed by British monarchy without any representation. Seeing this as highly unfair, they took action and started to boycott merchandise from Britain.
I believe that Canada did become more independent in the 1920 's. Canada 's major role in WWI had earned the nation respect worldwide. Although Canada had become a nation over half a century before, it had not had real chance to prove itself as a nation. Post-WWI, it was no longer viewed as a British colony, the international political scene realizing that Canada had “come of age,” and was a significant force. Reliance on Britain as a political guide also diminished, and Canada began acting independently in international politics.
Accordingly, the United States moved quickly to mount an offensive against Canada. The plan was aimed at separating Upper Canada (Ontario) from the Northwest, thus cutting off the Shawnees, Potawatomi, and other pro-British tribes from British support. Unfortunately, the move ended in disaster for American forces. By the fall of 1812, one American force had surrendered at Detroit, another had been defeated in
Not even thirty years after the famous Revolutionary War for independence; America, yet again, finds herself entangled in another war with Great Britain, better known as the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was not considered as one of America’s greatest accomplishments. What started off as a European war that didn’t involve the U.S., swiftly turned into the “second battle of independence” for America. Although many New Englanders or Americans viewed the war with dreadful eyes, throughout the two and a half years that the war lasted for, Americans grew to generate an intense amount of patriotism towards the end of the war. The build up for the War of 1812 started with a different war between Napoleon’s French army, and the army of Great
He refused the treaties to be signed and met with the Governor of Indiana William Henry Harrison. (Tindall and Brown, Page 253) Later on, "Tecumseh himself fled to British protection in Canada." (Tindall and Brown, Page 254) I do not believe the British aimed to aid the Indians, they wanted assistance in taking back lands that were valuable to them, one of which was a great place for fur trade, being "profitable fur trade in the Great Lakes region..." (Tindall and Brown, Page 253) Was this war important? According to the text, "It took weeks for news of the Treaty of Ghent to arrive in the United States, so the fighting continued in America even after the treaty was signed in Europe." (Tindall and Brown, Page 262) In those weeks where battle persisted, Andrew Jackson had been leading his men for some time, against the British and the Indians in Fortm Mims and onto Mobile and New Orleans.
The War of 1812 was the first invasion in American history. It was also the first time the U.S had ever declared on another country, which was signed on June 18, 1812 by President James Madison. Though congress eventually voted on war, both the House and Senate were severely divided. Federalists opposed the war because they believed they used it to promote their expansionist agenda. There were multiple causes of the war, Britain’s restrictions of U.S trade by the Orders in Council, the British navy capturing American seamen and forcing them to serve on the behalf of the British, and America’s desire for expansion.
The War of 1812 has been referred to as a victorious “Second War for Independence,” and used to define Canadian identity, but the British only remember 1812 as the year Napoleon marched to Moscow. This is not surprising. In British eyes, the conflict with America was an annoying sideshow. The Americans had stabbed them in the back while they, the British, were busy fighting a total war against the French Empire, directed by their most inveterate enemy. For a nation fighting Napoleon Bonaparte, James Madison was an annoying irrelevance.