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Study Guide Questions

1.     What was America's last military conflict with the British?
2.     A tract of land along the Mississippi River, six miles below New Orleans, is the former battleground of _______________________ .
3.     After what is the battlefield named?
4.     From _____________ until ______________, France and Great Britain were almost constantly at war.
5.     Who dominated this conflict between the two European nations?
6.     Both France and Great Britain violated the attempted neutrality of the United States. True or false?
7.     Many Americans in the western U.S. felt that the _______________ were inciting ________________ uprisings.
8.     Initially, most of the conflicts between the U.S. and Great Britain were fought in the ______________ .
9.     Peace negotiations began almost immediately in ________________________ .
10.     What event halted these negotiations?
11.     Who won the Battle of Lake Champlain?
12.     What important American landmark did the British burn during the Chesapeake area campaign?
13.     A Battle at ______________ _______________ inspired "The Star Spangled Banner."
14.     Veterans of the ______________ Wars were sent to carry out a campaign against the Gulf Coast.
15.     Their goal was the city of ___________ ____________, a thriving city of international trade .
16.     When had the U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory from France?
17.     Who had guarded the southern frontier against Indian attacks at the outbreak of the War of 1812 ?
18.     What grudge did Andrew Jackson hold against the British from the days of his childhood onward?
19.     Jackson ordered the strengthening of ____________ _____________ guarding the _____________ to the city.
20.     Jackson proclaimed ______________ law in the city of New Orleans. Everyone was to be ________________________ .
21.     From what outlaw did Jackson accept an offer of help?
22.     What group of people suddenly became patriots?
23.     During the first wave of the invasion, how did the British lose their tactical advantage?
24.     What happened that night?
25.     What happened when additional British troops arrived?
26.     After this battle, both sides took some time to strengthen their positions. True or false?
27.     What happened on Christmas Eve, 1814, five thousand miles away from New Orleans?
28.     What were the two American warships that threatened the British ? Which was destroyed?
29.     On what day did the Battle of New Orleans take place?
30.     Why were hostilities suspended on January 9th?
31.     How many British casualties were there in the Battle of New Orleans? How many American casualties?
32.     When did the British begin to leave?
33.     Andrew Jackson became the ________ president of the United States.
34.     What did the U.S. victory at the Battle of New Orleans ensure?
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