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Jan 11, 2018


America pushed the British out of Detroit and the valuable shipping lanes in Lake Erie.


In the War of 1812, Britain quickly controlled Lake Erie which gave them the ability to attack Detroit and supply the Indians fighting America.

The United States's victory at the Battle of Lake Erie closed off a front of attack for the British, secured Detroit, and allowed for a victory in the Battle of the Thames which broke the Indian confederation of Tecumseh.

As one of the biggest naval battles of the war, it proved American naval abilities, lost the Britain 6 battleships, and provided American control of the important shipping lanes.