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1: 1803- British begin to impress American sailors and force them to work on British ships. | January 1806- James Madison delivers a report regarding British interference and impressment of American sailors.

2: June 1807- American ship, The Chesapeake, is fired upon by the British ship Leopard, causing an international incident. | December 1807- Thomas Jefferson imposes an embargo on Great Britain, resulting in economic disaster for American merchants.

3: March 1809- Madison is inaugurated as president of the United States. | June 1812- America declares war on Great Britain.

4: July 1812 | August 1812 | October 1812 | General Hull enters Canada; first of three attempts made by US to enter Canada. | General Hull surrenders to General Brock at Detroit. | General Brock is killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights in Canada.

5: January 1813- British and Indian repel American troops at the Battle of Frenchtown | April 1813- United States troops capture and burn the city of York

6: May 1813- The siege of Fort Meigs | September 1813- Captain Perry defeats the British at the Battle of Lake Erie | November 1813- The Battle of Crysler's Farm | July 1814- The Battle of Chippawa

7: August 1814- Peace negotiations begin in Ghent | August 24-25, 1814-The British burn Washington D.C. in retaliation for the burning of York | September 1814- The Battle of Plattsburgh on Lake Champlain. This is a major American victory, securing its northern border. | 1814- The Battle of Baltimore takes place at Fort McHenry, where Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner

8: December 1814-Treaty of Ghent: Laid out new grounds for the nations to abide by: returning to the status quo before the war. | January 1815- Andrew Jackson defeats the British at the Battle of New Orleans.

9: February 1815- The peace treaty is ratified and President Monroe declares the war over.

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