The War of 1812 was the result of rising tensions between the United States and Great Britain during the early years of the 19th century including the frequent impressment of sailors from American ships, interference with trade, and the belief that the British were encouraging Native American attacks on the frontier.

What Caused the War of 1812?

The War of 1812 was the result of rising tensions between the United States and Great Britain during the early years of the 19th century including the frequent impressment of sailors from American ships, interference with trade, and the belief that the British were encouraging Native American attacks on the frontier.

The Indiana General Assembly commissioned this eighty foot monument (1908) to honor the brave soldiers killed in action at the Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811. (Photo by Casito via Wikipedia)

The Indiana General Assembly commissioned this eighty foot monument (1908) to honor the brave soldiers killed in action at the Battle of Tippecanoe on November 7, 1811. (Photo by Casito via Wikipedia)

The Shawnee Prophet Tenskwatawa (1775-1836, shown) is said to have predicted the New Madrid earthquake of 1812, although some (especially Allen Eckert) have attributed the prophetic powers to his brother Tecumseh (1768-1813).

The Shawnee Prophet Tenskwatawa (1775-1836, shown) is said to have predicted the New Madrid earthquake of 1812, although some (especially Allen Eckert) have attributed the prophetic powers to his brother Tecumseh (1768-1813).

Others Battle Of Tippecanoe, 1811 painting - Battle Of Tippecanoe ...

Others Battle Of Tippecanoe, 1811 painting - Battle Of Tippecanoe ...

TippecanoeGrangerCollectionNY William Reedy's name is listed as "William Read"?

The Soldiers at the Battle of Tippecanoe (Nov. 7, 1811)

TippecanoeGrangerCollectionNY William Reedy's name is listed as "William Read"?

Colonel Abraham Owen: Officers killed in action November 7, 1811 @ The Battle of Tippecanoe.

Colonel Abraham Owen: Officers killed in action November 7, 1811 @ The Battle of Tippecanoe.

Battle of Tippecanoe Memorial near Prophetstown, Indiana (taken on the 200th anniversary of the battle).

Battle of Tippecanoe Memorial near Prophetstown, Indiana (taken on the 200th anniversary of the battle).

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