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Test Your Knowledge of the War of 1812
President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. How many times did the United States declare war against Great Britain?

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1. President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. How many times did the United States declare war against Great Britain?
   One
   Two
   Three
   Four
   Five
2. In 1812 the British were fighting war on two fronts — what other famous leader were they also fighting against?
   Catherine the Great
   Charles I
   Napoleon
   Maximillian III
   Hitler
3. What U.S. victory in 1811 in the Indian Territory led some Native Americans to seek British support?
   Wounded Knee
   Bloody Kansas
   Compromise of 1811
   Battle of Tippecanoe
   Battle of Saratoga
4. What British practice infuriated Americans, and helped bring on the War of 1812?
   Impressment
   Slavery
   Taxation
   Torpedoing
   Mast Heading
5. In August 1814, British troops set fire to monuments in what city?
   Baltimore
   Montreal
   New York City
   Boston
   Washington D.C.
6. Francis Scott Key composed what rousing patriot song during the bombardment of Fort McHenry defending Baltimore Harbor?
   Battle Hymn of the Republic
   Star Spangled Banner
   America the Beautiful
   My Country Tis of Thee
   The Army Goes Rolling Along
7. What treaty ended the war between the United States and Great Britain?
   Treaty of Ghent
   Second Treaty of Paris
   Treaty of Versailles
   Treaty of Geneva
   Treaty of Moscow
8. What famous battle occurred after the end of the War of 1812?
   Battle of San Francisco
   Battle of Cuba
   Battle of New Orleans
   Battle of Warsaw
   Battle of Yorktown
9. The War of 1812 was a launching point for how many future American presidents?
   One
   Two
   Three
   Four
   Five
10. The War of 1812 is still sometimes called what?
   Second War of Independence
   Fourth of July War
   The Second British-American War
   The Grand Slog
   Free Seas War