Exhibit, Charleston, South Carolina

Sept 2, 2015 - Dec 30, 2015

Diplomacy

of the

War of 1812

Exhibits # 1, 2

 

1799-1801

The Beginning of the Road to War of 1812

1. Blockades

2. Neutral Shipping

 

Exhibits # 3, 4, 5, 6

 

1806-1807

The

Monroe Pinkney Treaty

 

3. Impressment

4. The Monroe Pinkney Treaty

5. U.S. refusal to Ratify Treaty

6. Additional discussions: N.W. Boundary & British Navigation of the Mississippi

 

Exhibits # 7, 8

 

1807

The

Chesapeakeand the Leoppard affair

7.Treaty Discussions suspended

8.The Formal Complaint

 

Exhibits #9, 10

 

1809

The

Erskine Agreement

9. Britain Ôs refusal to Ratify itŐs Own Treaty Offer

10. BritainŐs Justifications; U.S. didnŐt ratify itŐs Own Monroe Pinkney Treaty

 

Exhibits # 11, 12, 13

 

1809-1810

The United States Threatens

War

 

11. Congress to Adopt a

State of War

12. U. S. to Arm Merchant Ships

13. U. S. says that the

"War Threat is Precautionary"

 

Exhibits # 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

 

1812

The

Beginning of the War

 

14. Massassachusetts Declaration

15. Privateers

16. Announcement of the signing of the Declaration of War — and the British Minister Expelled

17. War Announced to Each State

18. The Declaration of War —

The French Copy

Exhibits # 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

 

1814-1815

The

End of the War

 

19. MadisonŐs "Advice to My Country"

20. The Burning of Washington

21. The Peace Treaty

22. Officers must still "report in".

23. The Announcement of the Ratification of the Peace Treaty

and the

Evacuation of the British

24. Thanksgiving for the

End of the War

25. A Privateers Post War Claim

 

Exhibit # 26

 

The Grant

to

Oliver Hazard Perry

Hero of the War of 1812

 

signed by

 

George Washington (!!)

Two such documents were signed in blank in the

eighteenth century

by George Washington

for future heroes of the nineteenth century.

The two chosen were

Oliver H. Perry

and

Stephen Decatur

 

 

Exhibit # 27

 

John Q. Adams

letter

discussing in detail

 

the origins of the War of 1812

 

the American character

 

the prosecution of the war

 

The Peace Treaty of Ghent

that he negotiated

Ending the War of 1812