Events Leading to the War of 1812
About the Events Leading to the War of 1812 Lesson
A lesson on the War of 1812. Students read about the antecedents to the war. The reading is accompanied by fill in the blank questions.
• To present the major historical facts pertaining to the War of 1812.
• To assess the student?s comprehension of the people involved with the start of the War of 1812.
The United States fought the Revolutionary War with Great Britain to gain independence and become a new nation. The Revolutionary War started in 1775. Eight years later, in 1783, the thirteen colonies were free from British rule and had formed a new government. The American government was based on democracy where people voted for their representatives while Great Britain was ruled by a king or queen and other royalty. The American government was defined by the United States Constitution.