The War of 1812: an overview
Ever wonder how many different groups were involved in the War of 1812? Wast it between two sides? Fourty-two sides? Take a journey through the causes and effects of this often overlooked engagement.
Additional Resources for you to Explore
General information on the War of 1812 Pictorial Americana, a 1955 Library of Congress publication, contains a chapter listing selected images related to the War of 1812. Here's information about Andrew Jackson and winning the Battle of New Orleans. Listen to Johnny Horton sing Battle of New Orleans. Here's the PBS documentary on the War of 1812. Learn more about Isaak Brock, the savior of Canada. Our country's anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner" was inspired by a Francis Scott Key poem. Read the poem. Learn more about our first flag from the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the War of 1812, including manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the War of 1812 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the War of 1812 and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
The War of 1812 was the first time the US saw themselves in the role of a world power. Are we sti...
When answering this question, consider the various international situations that title has thrust us into- did we belong there?. Also, keep in mind the views of other countries as we remain one of the world's superpowers.