Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Why is the War of 1812 a big deal?

  • Why is the War of 1812 a big deal in the United States and Canada yet regarded as a minor period of annoyance by Great Britain?
  • Was the Anglo-American "War of 1812" simply one rather unimportant period in the much greater world-wide Napoleonic Wars from 1800-1815? 
  • Was America just a “burr under the saddle” to Great Britain during the War of 1812?
  • And why was everyone so mad?
Decide for yourself when you click the link below and watch "The War of 1812" a 2-hour, online PBS presentation on the politics and battles that defined the war.  http://video.pbs.org/video/2089393539#

This program was produced by WNED-TV of Buffalo/Toronto.  Learn more at the PBS War of 1812 website at:  http://www.pbs.org/wned/war-of-1812

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