A great READING resource with QUESTIONS and ANSWER KEY included! It focuses on the topic of War of 1812.
Included are 1 page reading, 1 page question sheet and 1 page answer key! Perfect for homework assignments, classwork or reading for test review! Can be used for both middle and high school level.
The reading focuses on economic and political tensions between Great Britain and the United States. It provides a time frame of how long the war lasted. Most importantly, it explains the causes of the War of 1812. For instance, economic factors such as ending British trading monopoly and having the opportunity for free trade, social factors such as ending the practice of impressment and political factors such as gaining British territories in North America to expand America's presence in global politics. There is also a specific section that breaks down those who opposes the war and the reasoning behind it. Included is also a section on those who supports the war such as the War Hawks, and explains their economic and political motivations in pushing for the war cause. Lastly, there is also a section on the outcome and effects of the war which mentions Treaty of Ghent. Some vocabulary words that are included in this reading are impressment, Napoleonic Wars, entrepreneurs, monopoly, free trade, Federalists, President James Madison, Battle of Tippecanoe, William Harrison, Shawnee Tribe, Tecumseh, War Hawks, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson and Treaty of Ghent.
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