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Historians still questi on which side won th e War of 1812. 28 New Orleans had brought about the peace treaty. But that was not so. The treaty had been signed in late December 1814, before the battle there began. So our minds raced with questions. Could the Battle of New Orleans have been prevented? Who really won the war? And though the treaty supposedly brought peace, it did not address the issues that caused the war in the first place. Will our ships be able to sail freely? Will our men be impressed into British service?

Isaacs, Sally Senzell. What Caused the War of 1812? New York: Crabtree, 2011. Johnson, Robin. Famous People of the War of 1812. New York: Crabtree, 2011. org From the USS Constitution Museum, this Web site contains an interactive game and information about life aboard the Constitution during the War of 1812. aspx This Web site hosts information about the “Star-Spangled Banner,” including the background of the War of 1812 and the full poem that led to the song. 31 Index Battle of Bladensburg, 18, 20 Battle of Lake Erie, 26 Battle of New Orleans, 27–29 Battle of Tippecanoe, 8–9 Bonaparte, Napoleon, 14–15, 16, 17, 18 Brock, Isaac, 25 Canada, 9, 20, 25, 29 Chesapeake, 4–5, 7, 16 conditions, 10–12, 15 impress, 4, 15, 28, 29 Indians, 8–9, 12, 13, 29 Jackson, Andrew, 27–28 Jefferson, Thomas, 5, 7 Key, Francis Scott, 20 Pakenham, Edward, 27 Perry, Oliver Hazard, 26 River Raisin, 12, 13 “Star-Spangled Banner, The,” 20 Tecumseh, 8 trade, 6–8, 16–17, 23 Treaty of Ghent, 28–29 unprepared, 10 Washington, 17, 18, 19–21, 26, 27 About the Author Amy Van Zee is an editor and writer who lives with her family near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

New York: Crabtree, 2011. Johnson, Robin. Famous People of the War of 1812. New York: Crabtree, 2011. org From the USS Constitution Museum, this Web site contains an interactive game and information about life aboard the Constitution during the War of 1812. aspx This Web site hosts information about the “Star-Spangled Banner,” including the background of the War of 1812 and the full poem that led to the song. 31 Index Battle of Bladensburg, 18, 20 Battle of Lake Erie, 26 Battle of New Orleans, 27–29 Battle of Tippecanoe, 8–9 Bonaparte, Napoleon, 14–15, 16, 17, 18 Brock, Isaac, 25 Canada, 9, 20, 25, 29 Chesapeake, 4–5, 7, 16 conditions, 10–12, 15 impress, 4, 15, 28, 29 Indians, 8–9, 12, 13, 29 Jackson, Andrew, 27–28 Jefferson, Thomas, 5, 7 Key, Francis Scott, 20 Pakenham, Edward, 27 Perry, Oliver Hazard, 26 River Raisin, 12, 13 “Star-Spangled Banner, The,” 20 Tecumseh, 8 trade, 6–8, 16–17, 23 Treaty of Ghent, 28–29 unprepared, 10 Washington, 17, 18, 19–21, 26, 27 About the Author Amy Van Zee is an editor and writer who lives with her family near Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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