War Of 1812

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War Of 1812

This quiz is on the causes and events of the War of 1812.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Problems that the U.S were having with the British in the early 1800's.
    • A. 

      Seizing American ships.

    • B. 

      British forts in the Northwest Territory.

    • C. 

      Impressment of American sailors.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    The official reasons given by President Madison for the Declaration of War in 1812 were       mainly concerned with:
    • A. 

      Trouble with France

    • B. 

      Conflict with Spain.

    • C. 

      Sea going problems.

    • D. 

      Personal reasons.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    The West and South supported a war against England and her allies mainly because these    sections shared the common goal of:
    • A. 

      Improving trade relations with Spain.

    • B. 

      Territorial expansion.

    • C. 

      Developing friendly relations with France.

  • 4. 
    War between England and France in 1793 led the United States to adopt a foreign policy of:
    • A. 

      Helping France.

    • B. 

      Helping England.

    • C. 

      Neutrality toward both nations.

    • D. 

      Aggression toward both nations.

  • 5. 
    The Embargo Act  of 1807:
    • A. 

      Achieved all its objectives.

    • B. 

      Had the support of most New England merchants.

    • C. 

      Was opposed by Jefferson.

    • D. 

      Had a generally harmful effect upon United States.

  • 6. 
    The War of 1812 freed the Old Northwest Territory from British influence and from the threat of:
    • A. 

      French attack.

    • B. 

      Spanish conquest.

    • C. 

      Indian attacks.

    • D. 

      Bears.

  • 7. 
    When the War of 1812 began many Americans were afraid because:
    • A. 

      The Republican Party was weak.

    • B. 

      the army and navy were small.

    • C. 

      They were no longer trading with Spain.

  • 8. 
    The U.S. declared war against Britain in _____________(month) of 1812.
    • A. 

      June

    • B. 

      July

    • C. 

      August

    • D. 

      September

  • 9. 
    On August 24, 1814, 4000 British troops entered ____________ ______ (city) and set fire to several important government buildings.
  • 10. 
    On September 13, 1814, _________ British warships began firing on Ft. McHenry.
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      16

    • E. 

      20

  • 11. 
    The American flag flying at Ft. McHenry was so big it could be seen from _____miles away.
  • 12. 
    The defense of Baltimore inspired Francis Scott Key to write:
    • A. 

      America The Beautiful.

    • B. 

      The Star Spangled Banner.

    • C. 

      The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

    • D. 

      America.

    • E. 

      Stars and Stripes Forever.

  • 13. 
    What did Francis Scott Key do for a living?
    • A. 

      Soldier

    • B. 

      Farmer

    • C. 

      Merchant

    • D. 

      Lawyer

    • E. 

      Minister

  • 14. 
    The people who were the most opposed to the War of 1812 were the:
    • A. 

      Republicans.

    • B. 

      War Hawks.

    • C. 

      Federalists.

    • D. 

      Indians.

  • 15. 
    The people most hurt by the embargo were the:
    • A. 

      British merchants.

    • B. 

      American shippers, merchants and planters.

    • C. 

      French weavers.

    • D. 

      Spanish ranchers.

  • 16. 
    Answer the following 5 questions based on this clip. Click here (Pause or close tab after the video has played) Andrew Jackson was such a tough commander that his own men nicknamed him "_____  ______".
  • 17. 
    In the Battle of New Orleans, Jackson allowed the following people to fight in his army against the British. (pick 2)
    • A. 

      Black freed men.

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Children

    • D. 

      Pirates

    • E. 

      Frenchmen

  • 18. 
    The peace treaty for the War of 1812 failed to prevent the Battle of New Orleans because:
    • A. 

      the United States was determined to destroy the British navy.

    • B. 

      The War Hawks continued to push for an American victory.

    • C. 

      Madison was eager to win a military reputation.

    • D. 

      Communication at that time was slow.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 19. 
    Who was America's first naval hero because of his success on Lake Erie.
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      John Marshall

    • C. 

      Oliver Perry

    • D. 

      Henry Clay

  • 20. 
    Lines that measure distances north and/or south of the Equator are called?
  • 21. 
    Lines that measure distances east and/or west of the Prime Meridian are called?
  • 22. 
    What was the name of the American naval vessel that fought during the War of 1812 and was never defeated?
    • A. 

      USS Constitution

    • B. 

      USS George Washington

    • C. 

      USS Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      USS Independence

  • 23. 
    As a result of the War of 1812, the United States:
    • A. 

      Gained a lot of land west of the Mississippi River.

    • B. 

      Lost a lot of land west of the Mississippi River.

    • C. 

      Gained all of present day Florida.

    • D. 

      Gained no land.

  • 24. 
    The congressman who was not only a "War Hawk", but also the Speaker of the House.
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      Henry Clay

    • C. 

      James Madison

    • D. 

      John Calhoun

    • E. 

      Alexander Hamilton

  • 25. 
    Jefferson believed that England and France would be forced to pay attention to the rights of Americans if the United States:
    • A. 

      Attacked Canada.

    • B. 

      Built up its army and navy.

    • C. 

      Formed more states.

    • D. 

      Refused to trade with either England or France.