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1.     What was America's last military conflict with the British?
     the War of 1812
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?
     It is named after the plantation that stood there.
4.     From _____________ until ______________, France and Great Britain were almost constantly at war.
     1793/ 1815
5.     Who dominated this conflict between the two European nations?
     Napolean Bonaparte
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.
     British/ Indian
8.     Initially, most of the conflicts between the U.S. and Great Britain were fought in the ______________ .
9.     Peace negotiations began almost immediately in ________________________ .
     Ghent, Belgium
10.     What event halted these negotiations?
     Napolean was defeated and sent into exile.
11.     Who won the Battle of Lake Champlain?
     the Americans
12.     What important American landmark did the British burn during the Chesapeake area campaign?
     the White House
13.     A Battle at ______________ _______________ inspired "The Star Spangled Banner."
     Fort McHenry
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 .
     New Orleans
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 ?
     Andrew Jackson
18.     What grudge did Andrew Jackson hold against the British from the days of his childhood onward?
     He blamed the British for the suffering that his family had endured during the American Revolution.
19.     Jackson ordered the strengthening of ____________ _____________ guarding the _____________ to the city.
     strategic posts/ approaches
20.     Jackson proclaimed ______________ law in the city of New Orleans. Everyone was to be ________________________ .
     martial/ mobilized
21.     From what outlaw did Jackson accept an offer of help?
     Jean Lafitte
22.     What group of people suddenly became patriots?
23.     During the first wave of the invasion, how did the British lose their tactical advantage?
     They did not press on towards New Orleans. They stopped to rest and eat, nine miles below the city.
24.     What happened that night?
     Jackson led an attack on the encamped British troops.
25.     What happened when additional British troops arrived?
     The Americans withdrew.
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?
     English and American envoys drafted and signed a peace treaty.
28.     What were the two American warships that threatened the British ? Which was destroyed?
     the Carolina and the Louisiana/ the Carolina
29.     On what day did the Battle of New Orleans take place?
     January 8, 1815
30.     Why were hostilities suspended on January 9th?
     Hostilities were suspended for the removal of casualties from the battlefield.
31.     How many British casualties were there in the Battle of New Orleans? How many American casualties?
     two thousand/ six Americans died and 7 were wounded
32.     When did the British begin to leave?
     the evening of January 18th
33.     Andrew Jackson became the ________ president of the United States.
34.     What did the U.S. victory at the Battle of New Orleans ensure?
     The victory ensured that the U.S. would continue to control the lands acquired in the Louisiana Purchase and it fostered the westward expansion that followed.
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