The war between the United States and Britain and their respective Native American allies. It lasted from 1812-1815 and is sometimes referred to as "The Second War of Independence." The war was mainly fought on the US/Canada border and along the United States' coastal regions. Neither the British ...

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What was lost when the British burned the White House in 1814?

Dolley Madison saved state papers, Washington's portrait, and silver from the White House before it burned (source), but what was left behind and lost? Were there other would-be famous items taken or ...
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Did the British Army burn any capitals other than Washington?

It has been written that the British invasion of Washington, and the burning of the Capitol, White House, and other public buildings, was in retaliation for American raids in Canada which caused the ...