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In the west Americans fought Bristish and Natives for land. Natives in the old Northwest Territory continued to lose land. Thousands of settlers poured into the land. Tecumseh rose to try to stop the settlers. He was more capable than most. He hoped to unite the Native Americans from the North Western Frontier, the South, and the eastern Mississippi River. Tecumseh met with the governor of the Indiana Territory. The governor, William Henry Harrison, urged him to follow the treaty of Greenville that he signed in 1795. Tecumseh said no. Harrison told him not to resist American force.

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Tecumseh was an Native American leader.

Tecumseh was a Shawnee leader . He hoped to stop the American settlers from taking land. He met with a govenor. That govenor was afraid that Tecumseh was backed by the British. The govenor asked Tecumseh to sign a treaty. Tecumseh said no.

During the late 1700's and early 1800's American merchant ships fanned out across the oceans. They risked getting robbed or wrecked during a storm. Britain began stopping and seaching American ships for soilders that escaped from the British Navy. Americans would sometimes be captured by accident. In 1907, Congress passed the embargo act which banned all trade with foriegn countries.

Embargo was a ban from trade with a particular country. Embargo was an act passed by Congress. It was meant to keep American merchants from trading with other countries. They were meaning to keep a neutal position in the war.

Conflict in the West

USS Constitution was a giant war ship that was owned by the United States. It was sent to the Mediterranean sea. There is protected American merchant ships. They were getting stoped by the British.

There were a bunch of young members of Congress that were looking for war. They were called the War Hawks. They were influnencing the Natives. The War Hawks were federalist. They were led by Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Felix Grundy. As calls for war grew, leaders wanted to put a stop to the British.

Call of War

Violations of Neutrality


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