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Burning of Washington

War of 1812 project

Elijah Brown

on 13 January 2013

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Transcript of Burning of Washington

The Burning of Washington The Americans were not prepared for the Burning of Washington, both the Americans and and British knew this. "The city of Washington was in chaos"
-History18002.about.com John Armstrong
Secretary of War Dolley Madison
The First Lady - The Canadian Encyclopedia "With only 500 regulars at his disposals Winder's untested abilities were quickly overwhelmed." "Washington had a LITTLE strategic value"
-www.eyewitnesstohistory.com Secretary of State James Monroe Look at the green line British Victory! http://www.history.com/videos/dolley-madison-saves-washingtons-portrait Unprepared "The British army led by Major General Robert Ross landed in Benedict on August 19 and headed north towards the capital along the Patuxent river" ThinkQuest Team Works Cited

"Battle of Washington." Think Quest. 1998. 8 Jan. 2013.

“The British Burn Washington, DC, 1814.” EyeWitness to History. 2003. 14 Dec. 2012.

"British Capture and Burn Washington." History. 8 Jan. 2013.

Lafferty, Renne. "The Burning of Washington." The Canadian Encyclopedia.

Malcfifty. “Burning of Washington.” YouTube. 30 Dec. 2012.

McNamara, Robert. "British Troops Burned the Capitol and the White House in 1814." 20 Nov. 2012.

“War of 1812.” TeacherTube. 10, Nov. 2012.
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