The Battle Of New Orleans

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Battle of New Orleans
Cade Northcutt
1st Period
November 20th, 2014

American independence from Great Britain was at first all just a dream from new American colonists. After years of war and key battles with British forces during the Revolutionary War, this dream became a reality. However, some issues promised to be fixed after the Revolutionary War were not corrected. Great Britain had agreements and treaties that were left unfulfilled in the eyes of Americans. One major battle served as a resolution to all American problems with Great Britain, and served as an ending statement in the triumphant War of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans. This battle served as a breaking point for the newly founded American country as well as a
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But without the Battle of New Orleans and great leadership from Andrew Jackson, British troops could possibly have done more damage to America’s hopes of freedom. The Battle of New Orleans during 1815 served as a key victory in the War of 1812 and helped shape the future pathway of a new, independent nation, the United States of America.
Many battles during the War of 1812 had led to the success of America’s second war of independence. British impressment was a major cause of starting the War of 1812. British naval ships were capturing American troops on ships and forcing them to join British forces unwillingly. This did not go lightly with American forces. America soon took on Britain’s powerful navy and army during a period of two and a half years of battle, leading up to the Battle of New Orleans. Staring off, the first successful American battle during 1814 was the Battle of Chippewa. This battle occurred on the borders of Canada, with plans of American forces to seize British forts, located in areas all over Canada. Surprisingly, the American forces outnumbered the British in this attack, ratio being an army of around 4,000 versus the British 2,500 men. The two forces collided at Chippewa, a Canadian plain on July 5th, 1814. Being the first battle of face-to-face combat during the War of 1812, American forces walked away with the victory. This showed a preview of the tenacious, under rated army of the United States that would be
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