War of 1812

The Army also "manned the air and rammed the ramparts," Trump said at the Lincoln Memorial.
I have long thought there were two ways to interpret our national anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. On the cusp of our Independence
Since the late eighteenth century, the United States has been involved in an almost ceaseless string of wars, interventions
The third verse of the Star Spangled Banner, which curses escaped slaves to the grave for joining with the British, is going from obscure to infamous, thanks in part to Jon Schwarz's article on The Intercept about Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem.
Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.
From 1992 'til 2002, Christopher worked as an Animator and Storyboard Artist in San Francisco, where he says he learned to work collaboratively. Throughout his career he has also been an educator, with visiting teaching and professorial posts in art at Boston, UC Berkeley, and San Franciso's Art Institute of California,
The daughter of a free white man and an enslaved black woman, she sued for her freedom. Through petition, her case was sent to the Virginia General Assembly and she was freed in 1656.
The Founding Fathers wrote an important role for Congress in foreign policymaking. I just wish some of them would read what their job responsibilities are, and, you know, be constitutional.
The Treaty of Ghent did not result directly in the Special Relationship, but were it not for the mutual respect and collegiality begun in Flanders 200 years ago, the Anglo-American dynamics of this most recent century would not have been possible.
If you think of Western Pennsylvania at all, you probably imagine it to be Pittsburgh, and...... nothing else. But you'll find some incredible attractions and surprising stories within a 120-mile radius of that Steel City.
The War of 1812 didn't gain America much, as a country. It didn't address the complaints that led the Americans to declare war in the first place. We didn't conquer Canada. But we did gain a certain amount of what can be called our "national identity" after the war. Right at the heart of this was a new patriotic (and popular) song.
The sight that inspired Francis Scott Key to pen what became the national anthem? A giant American flag above Baltimore's Fort McHenry on Sept. 14, 1814, signaling the city's rebuff of the mighty British navy during the War of 1812.
As Silly Season winds to a close, there were a smattering of 'Obama's on vacation -- how dare he!?!' stories, as usual. Obama has taken less than a third of the days off that President Bush did, but that certainly doesn't stop pundits from complaining every time Obama picks up a golf club.
Needless to say, we've put the events of August 1814 far behind us. So much so, in fact, that when the British prime minister, David Cameron, visited the White House two years ago, he and President Obama, fresh from watching a March Madness basketball game together, traded wisecracks about the burning.
Do your own research and you will be amazed at the wonderful Godly tradition of the United States of America. Blest with
Democrats and Republicans are blitzing us with propaganda about the national debt. My purpose here is not to side with either political party, but to add understating to the subject.