4th-5th Grade History Activity: War of 1812

The war of 1812 is also called the second war of independence. Britain and France were battling in Europe and both were looking for allies. Countries who allied with the opposing side were thought to be enemies. For economic and political reasons, the war escalated and British troops landed in the US in a full-fledged war. Test your knowledge on the war of 1812 in the activity below.

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This activity is available in our American History B course

The second half of a detailed two-year survey of the history of the United States, this course takes students from the westward movement of the late 1800s to the present. Lessons integrate topics in geography, civics, and economics. Building on the award-winning series A History of US, the course guides students through critical episodes in the story of America. Students examine the impact of the settlement of the American West; investigate the social, political, and economic changes that resulted from industrialization; explore the changing role of the U.S. in international affairs from the late 19th century through the end of the Cold War; and trace major events and trends in the United States from the Cold War through the first decade of the twenty-first century.

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