CHRONOLOGY of EVENTS LEADING to the WAR of 1812

1803 War resumes between England and France
1805

May 22: the Essex decision

October 21: The Battle of Trafalgar

1806

April 18: Nonimportation Act (application delayed until December 14, 1807)

November 21: Berlin Decree

December 31: Monroe-Pinckney Treaty (rejected by Jefferson—Did not resolve matter of impressment)

1807

June 22: Clash between U.S.S.Chesapeake and H.M.S. Leopard

November 11: British Orders in Council

December 17: Milan Decree

December 22: Embargo Act

1809

March 1: Nonintercourse Act

March 4: Madison inaugurated

April 18-19: Erskine Agreement (rejected by Great Britain) (Madison: "All issues settled")

September 30: Indian land cession by Treaty of Fort Wayne

1810

May 1: Maconís Bill #2

August 5: Cadore Letter (French Foreign Minister)

1811

February 2: Trade with Great Britain Closed

November 4: Twelfth Congress convenes

November 7: Battle of Tippecanoe

1812

April 4: American trade embargoed

May 11: Spencer Percival (P.M.) assassinated

June 1: Madisonís War Message

June 18: U.S. Declaration of War

June 23: Repeal of the Orders in Council

1815 War ends with Treaty of Ghent, victory at New Orleans
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