I would bet that the majority of folks educated in the U.S. over the last 50 years did not have to learn much about the War of 1812.
We here at AmericasNextPresident.com thought it should be pointed out that today is the 200th anniversary of the start of this war of 1812 and our last official war with Great Britain.
Kind of an interesting war, that one was. The U.S. actually declared War on England after some 5 years of the British blockading our ports and “impressing” our citizens into Naval Service for the King.
Over at BBC today there is a little quiz to test your knowledge about the war of 1812. Go take it and learn a little more about the history of your nation!
I hope you have a great day and we’ll see you again real soon,
S. C. Wilkinson