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War of 1812: Fury, Frenzy and Honor
October 28, 2:00 PM
A lecture by Raya Lee
As the bicentennial of the War of 1812 approaches, both the United States and Canada are exploring its legacy of lasting peace. While there were no tangible gains to either adversary, the US and Canada both went on to expand and prosper. But the war itself has infused our culture with dramatic stories: "Old Ironsides" and the struggles for naval supremacy; the significance of the Niagara Campaign; the defeat of Tecumseh; Dolly Madison's heroism during the burning of Washington, D.C.; and, the perseverance of the people of Baltimore and of Fort McHenry, which inspired "The Star-Spangled Banner." The War of 1812 is sometimes labeled "The Forgotten War." In this lecture we re-discover and remember this conflict's impact on America.
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
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