This lesson walks students through an excellent activity to help compare and contrast major causes of the War of 1812. Contained in this file are an animated PowerPoint that helps the teacher model how to do a 3-Way Venn Diagram and contains timed steps to help students through the activity. Also there are 3 articles for research about three causes (Impressment, Embargo Act, War Hawks). The articles were written by me. There is also an exit ticket to assess the day's objective.