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JerryPhoto_thumb2_thumb_thumbAs we hear the words of the Star Spangled Banner, not many of us realize that it was written during the siege of Fort McHenry at the start of the War of 1812. This war was fought to correct some remaining issues between the British Empire and the newly created United States. While the Revolutionary War won the colonies  their independence from Britain, the War of 1812 won us autonomy from British harassment. During this conflict, the British took New York, Baltimore, and burned Washington, D.C. It was ended when the British ended their war with France (Napoleon) and was sealed with the Treaty of Ghent.

There were also tensions with the Americans over the independence of Canada and the American’s right to the Northwest Territory that was included in the original Treaty of Paris. The British attempted to organized the Native American nations in the Northwest Territory against the intrusion of the Americans into the Ohio River Valley.

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The young American nation learned to act as one nation. It settled the rights to westward expansion into the lush, resource-rich lands to the west of the coastal mountains. This put us into conflict with the Native American nations living on that land. But it marked the beginning of America’s quest for its “Manifest Destiny”. It would be wise for all Americans to study and learn more about the issues which sparked this battle.

But now, let’s dive into our exploration of the War of 1812 and its consequences on our growing nation… GLB

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Quotations Related to Veterans Day:

    

“Free trade and sailors’ rights…”
— Rallying cry of Americans

“We have met the enemy and they are ours.”
— Oliver Hazard Perry

“Don’t give up the ship!”
— Captain James Lawrence

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Quotations Related to VETERANS

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
— Cynthia Ozick

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”
— Dick Cheney

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
— Elmer Davis

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Quotations Related to BATTLES

“More history is made by secret handshakes than by battles, bills and proclamations.”
— John Barth

“Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.”
— Norman Mailer

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”
— Sun Tzu

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Quotations Related to HOUSE

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
— Abraham Lincoln

“Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“I don’t take a dime of their [lobbyist] money, and when I am president, they won’t find a job in my White House.”
— Barack Obama

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