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1) Approximately how many years did the War of 1812 last?
3 years

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6) How tall was James Madison?
5'4''

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11) Why was the British Army better than the American Army when the War of 1812 began?
Better prepared and trained

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16) Prior to the War of 1812, who were the British at war with?
France

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21) Who led the American Army from Detroit into Canada?
General William Hull

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2) Which battle took place after the peace treaty was signed?
Battle of New Orleans

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7) How much did James Madison weigh?
100 lbs.

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12) Who were the privateers?
Private American citizens that used their ships to fight the British

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17) Why was August 24, 1814 a low point for the American side?
Washington D.C. was burned by the British

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22) Which famous Native American was killed at the Battle of the Thames?
Tecumseh

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3) What was the British Navy doing to American sailors prior to the War of 1812?
Impressment

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8) James Madison is considered the architect of what famous document?
The Constitution

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13) Which city did 2,000 Americans surrender to the British without firing a single shot?
Detroit

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18) Who would not leave the White House without George Washington's portrait?
Dolley Madison

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23) Who was the American commander of the Lake Erie Naval forces?
Oliver Hazard Perry

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4) Who was the President of the United States when the War of 1812 started?
James Madison

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9) James Madison is the first President to ask Congress to declare what?
War

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14) What famous American ship was nicknamed "Old Ironsides?"
The U.S.S. Constitution

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19) What was the name of the group of young Republicans that wanted to go to war with the British?
The War Hawks

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25) What is a frigate?
Warship

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5) What did President Thomas Jefferson pass in 1807 that backfired and hurt American business?
The Embargo Act

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10) The entire War of 1812 probably could have been avoided if what had been faster?
Communication

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15) In which famous Canadian city did the American Army burn the Parliament buildings?
York (Toronto)

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20) What was the main plan for the American Army when the War of 1812 started?
Invade Canada and keep the fighting on land

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37) Who made the American flag that flew over Fort McHenry?
Mary Pickersgill