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War of 1812 in the Old Northwest

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War of 1812 in the Old Northwest

In 1812, a very young United States of America had its sights set on expansion to the north and the west. But the British wanted to keep its former colony tightly contained. In the balance were the lands of the Northwestern Frontier.

England's Canadian provinces wanted a buffer zone between their lands and what they perceived as a hostile United States. The native peoples who called this land their home, wanted it declared a self-governing Indian territory; an independent nation. The United States wanted to settle the frontier, as they felt they had been promised at the end of the Revolutionary War.

The frontier was a gateway to further western expansion; a Great Lakes highway to natural resources; and a military challenge to the combatants.

The War of 1812 would decide who controlled the lands of the Northwestern Frontier, and the future of a continent.
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The War of 1812 on the Great Lakes (Documentary)

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The War of 1812 - Crash Course US History #11

In which John Green teaches you about the War of 1812. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and its former colonial overlord England. It started in, you guessed it 1812. The war lasted until 1815, and it resolved very little. John will take you through the causes of the war, tell you a little bit about the fighting itself, and get into just why the US Army couldn't manage to make any progress invading Canada. And yes, Canadians, we're going to talk about the White House getting burned down. The upshot: no territory changed hands, and most of the other bones of contention were solved prior to the actual war. Although nothing much changed for the US and England, the Native Americans were the big losers. Tecumseh was killed, and the Indian tribes lost a lot of territory. Watch as John lays it all out for you. Also, check out #1812problems on Twitter. It's awesome.

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The War Of 1812 Explained

Hey everyone! American History Geek here. I am a huge history fan, but I primarily focus on American history related content. Overall I produce commentary-style videos that discuss common questions, news, and explanations regarding historical events in United States history.

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The War of 1812 Quiz (Designed for teachers and students):


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Tecumseh and the Native American Resistance

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Kings and Generals animated historical documentary series continues with a video on Tecumseh - the leader of the Shawnee Native American Nation, his early life, rise to prominence, his initial war against the United States, creation of his confederacy, rise of his brother - the prophet Tenskwatawa, the Battle of Tippecanoe against the Americans and his participation in the War of 1812 and the battles of Detroit and Thames.

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The War of 1812: The War of 1812 in Four Minutes

Kris White of the American Battlefield Trust gives a full overview of the War of 1812. More so than other wars in American history, the War of 1812 is often misunderstood and forgotten. Learn about the causes, battles and legacy in our latest In4 installment.

The War of 1812

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War of 1812, The

U.S. Civil Service Commission. (1883 - 01/01/1979)

ARC Identifier 37624 / Local Identifier 146.5. Contributor: Producer, U.S. Navy.

War of 1812 Part 3 of 5

Gillum Ferguson, Donald Hickey and Connie Clark appeared on Virtual Book Signing™ August 15 to discuss their new books about the War of 1812 on the Bicentennial anniversary of the Fort Dearborn Massacre in Chicago.

War of 1812 | 3 Minute History

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Settlers of the Old Northwest

A documentary for our US Histroy class on the Settlers of the Old Northwest Territory
By Maggie Orvald and Jillian Foutz
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War of 1812 - Old Ironsides

The history of USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat and America's ship of state . . . including the recounting of the battle between the USS Constitution and the British HMS Guerriere on August 20, 1812.

U.S. Navy Visual News Service video by Daniel Dayton - March 2012

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War of 1812

Lou Schultz speaks about the U.S. invasion of Canada after winning the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie . Area historian and Vice-President of the Erie County Historical Society, Lou Schultz, was the October 2019 speaker in the Catawba Island Historical Society’s Cultural Lecture Series. He shares seldom told tales about preparing for and launching the U.S. amphibious invasion of Canada following Oliver Hazard Perry’s 1813 naval victory at the Battle of Lake Erie.

Schultz was born and raised in Sandusky. A 3rd grade field trip to Fort Stephenson in Fremont sparked his initial interest in history and ultimately led to his in-depth study of the War of 1812. As a member of the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, he has lectured frequently on the subject. The Hayes Presidential Center displayed his extensive collection of related artifacts during the 2013 Bicentennial celebration of the War.

The presentation primarily focuses on events that took place in what are currently Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca Counties, Ohio. Topics will include the Siege of Fort Stephenson, arrival of Isaac Shelby’s troops at the mouth of the Portage River from Kentucky, embarkation of the army on Perry’s ships, and the Battle of the Thames in today’s Provence of Ontario, Canada. “Most people know about Admiral Perry’s brilliant success at the Battle of Lake Erie,” said Schultz, “But use of his ships to transport the troops of General William Henry Harrison across the lake was equally important for defeating the British and Tecumseh’s Tribal Confederacy, and for reestablishing American control over the Northwestern frontier.” Included in the presentation will be passages from original, unpublished documents Schultz has in his personal collection. He describes many of the recorded comments made by participants in the Siege of Fort Stephenson and embarkation for Canada from near Port Clinton as “quite colorful”!

1812: An American Perspective

The War of 1812 was a dramatic event in Canadian history. But what was at stake, and who won? The exhibition 1812 at the Canadian War Museum reveals that the answer to this question depends on perspective.

The exhibition takes a unique approach, exploring the war through the eyes of the four main participants: Canadians (including Canadian First Peoples), Americans, the British, and Native Americans.

We invited David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada, to say a few words on his country's perspective of the War of 1812.

To learn more, visit 1812 at the Canadian War Museum! (

Star Spangled Banner - War of 1812

The Ster Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key
Images theme: War of 1812
Singer: Whitney Huston

The War Of 1812 (part 2)

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Gene Smith: African American Combatants in the War of 1812

Author and professor Gene Allen Smith discusses the role of African Americans in the War of 1812 and explores the often overlooked service of Blacks in the military in the United States's early republic. Smith speaks to how their involvement did not bring to fruition their hope of liberty and helped to accelerate the American Civil War.

Northwest Indian Wars 1785-1795

The Northwest Indian Wars, while often overlooked, significantly impact the early period of American history. Furthermore, these wars demonstrate the manner in which Native Americans were forced to ally due to abandonment from the British and expansionist views of the United States.

Siege of Detroit - War of 1812

The Siege of Detroit or also known as the Surrender of Detroit, or the Battle of Fort Detroit is explained and examined in our latest video documentary.

In the video we discuss various aspects of the military conflict that include aspects of the War of 1812, decisions made by United States President James Madison, William Hulls appointment of command, Isaac Brock's uncanny ability to use military counter intelligence, the nearby native American influence and much more.

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Tecumseh and the War of 1812

1812: A First Nations Perspective

The War of 1812 was a dramatic event in Canadian history. But what was at stake, and who won? The exhibition 1812 at the Canadian War Museum reveals that the answer to this question depends on perspective.

The exhibition takes a unique approach, exploring the war through the eyes of the four main participants: Canadians (including Canadian First Peoples), Americans, the British, and Native Americans.

We invited Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, to say a few words on the First Nations perspective of the War of 1812.

To learn more, visit 1812 at the Canadian War Museum! (

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