Many serious books have been written about the War of 1812 and the NW Territories, in general; and about the Battle of Lake Erie, in particular. There are a number of debates for which there is still no clear resolution. The following seven questions are representative of those debates. As we approach the bicentennial of this engagement, think about them deeply for a few minutes to fully appreciate their complexity; far beyond a simple paragraph in a school textbook. These are the types of test questions for which the teacher will say, “Justify your answer”.
Extra Credit Questions: Describe how the BOLE contributed to the War of 1812? What would have happened had Perry lost?