The War of 1812: Introduction of the War, Background of the War, Events, and The Peace

Official British Account of the Capture of Washington D.C.: Historical Facts plus links to people and events important to the War of 1812

Official War of 1812 Bicentennial Website: History of the War, Events Important to the War, Historic Sites and Museums

PBS: History of the War of 1812 (A British Perspective)

The War of 1812 Website

The War of 1812 (1809-1815): Important Terms, People, and Events

War of 1812 Website: Introduction to the War: Historical facts and links to important facts and information

War of 1812 Website: Video Clips of Important Events


What was Army Life Like During the War of 1812

Christmas in the British Army during the War of 1812

PBS: Personal Journals From The War Of 1812

War of 1812 Website: Army Life

War of 1812 Website: Regiments

War of 1812 Website: British Regular Regiments in North America during the War of 1812


Forts and Historic Sites Important to the History the War of 1812

Images of War of 1812 Forts: Brief Description with graphic images

Wikipedia: War of 1811 Forts: List of forts with complete historical information

War of 1812 Website: The forts and historic sites


Key Events and Causes of the War of 1812

Wikipedia: Origins of the War of 1812: The Reasons Behind the Second American Revolution

History.com: Causes of the War of 1812: Videos with Facts and Historical Information

Key Events of the War of 1812: The Date, Location, and Significance to the War of 1812


Major Battles of the War of 1812

The War of 1812: Major Battles

Wikipedia: Naval Battles of the War of 1812: Complete listing of battles and historical descriptions

War of 1812 Website: Battles: Summaries of all Battles of the War of 1812

The Major Battles of the War


War of 1812 Naval Battles War of 1812 Website: Naval Battles

Biographies of People Important to the War of 1812

People Important to the War of 1812

War of 1812 Leaders: Alphabetical Listing of American and British Leaders with a link to their biographies


Sound Clips of the War of 1812

Listen to Sound Clips of the War of 1812


Timelines Important to the History of the War of 1812

American History Timeline - War of 1812: Facts and Background Information

Timeline of the War of 1812

Chronology of Events of the War of 1812: A complete timeline with links to important historical facts

Wikipedia: War of 1812 Timeline

War of 1812 Website: Timeline of the War of 1812


Important Treaties and Conventions of the War of 1812

The Hartford Convention from Wikipedia: Historical Background and facts

The Hartford Convention of 1814: A Summary

The Rush-Bagot Convention: Historical Background and facts

The Treaty of Ghent: A British Perspective and an American Perspective

War of 1812 Website: Treaties and Politics


War of 1812 Uniforms and Equipment War of 1812 Website: Uniforms and Equipment

War of 1812 Weapons War of 1812 Website: Weapons


War of 1812: History and Facts

Interesting Facts about the War of 1812

*America declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812, beginning the War of 1812. The war ended in a stalemate.

*Many called the War of 1812 the Second War of Independence or the Second American Revolution.

*American forces failed in capturing Canada.

On August 18, 1814, British forces marched into Washington and burned the Capitol and White House. Dolly Madison became a hero by saving key documents from the White House as well as the famous painting of George Washington.

On July 5, 1814, American forces defeated British forces in the Battle of Chippewa ending the War of 1812.

*There were many important battles in the War of 1812: Battle of Baltimore, Battle of Chippewa, Battle of Chrysler's Farm, Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Battle of Lake Champlain, Battle of Lake Erie, Battle of Lundy's Lane, Battle of New Orleans, Battle of Queenston Heights, Battle of Raisin River, The "siege" of Detroit, Battle of Thames, and the Battle of York.

There was a total of 34 forts that were used during the War of 1812.

*The War of 1812 ended with the signing of the Treaty of Ghent on December 24, 1814. The treaty was not a ratified until February 17th 1815.



American History Calendar

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American History Museum

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The History Channel

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U.S. History Images

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Educational American History Powerpoints

Educational American History Videos

Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword

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