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  • The White House was burned during the War of 1812.
  • British forces burned the White House during the War of 1812.
    Solomon Short
  • In today’s information age, it’s hard to imagine that the Battle of New Orleans was fought at the end of the War of 1812 because news of a signed peace treaty had not yet crossed the Atlantic.
  • The British used rockets later aboard their warships during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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  • And then, a few days later, when he had stood in social science class and accidentally read from his paper on Jane Eyre instead of the War of 1812—I had looked at him in a way he thought was nice.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The Battle of Baltimore was one of the deciding battles of the War of 1812 and Francis Scott Key, a lawyer and native Baltimorean, penned "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Fort McHenry while watching soldiers from our new nation fight off the British.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Their founder, William Miller, had been an Army officer in the War of 1812, but the killing he witnessed caused him to become a skeptic.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • He figured, in one capacity or another, in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the prelude to the Civil War.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Give a full account of this battle in the War of 1812.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • We as a nation had suffered humiliation and a measure of defeat in the War of 1812.
    Gerald R. Ford  --  A War That is Finished

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  • In the War of 1812 the Seneca army declared against England and they saved the Port of Buffalo, people say.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • A ship like the Constitution, a War of 1812-era ship armed with cannons, could have blown an infinite number of Viking ships out of the water.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Born shortly after the War of 1812, he could still walk five miles carrying a sack of cornmeal when he was eighty years old, and he lived to see the arrival of the twentieth century.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • As the War of 1812 went on, as Madison was elected for a second term with Elbridge Gerry his Vice President, as the seasons came and went at Quincy and Monticello, the letters continued on.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The American, after the war of 1812, became the pet abomination of the English, and the chief butt of the incomparable English talent for moral indignation.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • While the Napoleonic struggles did threaten interests of the United States because of the French foothold in the West Indies and in Louisiana, and while we engaged in the War of 1812 to vindicate our right to peaceful trade, it is nevertheless clear that neither France nor Great Britain nor any other nation was aiming at domination of the whole world.
    Franklin  Delano  Roosevelt  --  The Four Freedoms
  • War of 1812," said Roy.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • The war of 1812, besides its national significance dear to every Russian heart, was now to assume another, a European, significance.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • At length, in the war of 1812, her dwelling was set on fire by English soldiers, prisoners on parole, when she was away, and her cat and dog and hens were all burned up together.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • In the war of 1812 the President ordered the militia of the Northern States to march to the frontiers; but Connecticut and Massachusetts, whose interests were impaired by the war, refused to obey the command.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • He claimed the limp was the result of a battle wound from the war of 1812; in reality, he received it several years after that conflict when he took an ill-advised step on a rickety ladder after one too many pints.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Lowell and Walt Whitman, in fact, were the first men of letters, properly so called, to give specific assent to the great changes that were firmly fixed in the national speech during the half century between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • The chief Spanish contributions to American were to come after the War of 1812, with the opening of the West, but /creole/, /calaboose/, /palmetto/, /peewee/, /key/ (a small island), /quadroon/, /octoroon/, /barbecue/, /pickaninny/ and /stampede/ had already entered the language in colonial days.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Ever since his first speech in Congress—attacking the War of 1812—had riveted the attention of the House of Representatives as no freshman had ever held it before, he was the outstanding orator of his day-indeed, of all time—in Congress, before hushed throngs in Massachusetts and as an advocate before the Supreme Court.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He was six feet, two inches tall; a graduate of Yale University; a Member of Congress at the age of twenty-nine; a War Hawk who joined Henry Clay in driving the United States into the War of 1812; a nationalist who turned sectionalist in the 1820’s as the economic pressures of the tariff began to tell on the agricultural economy of South Carolina.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • On April 1, 1814, at St. Petersburg, John Quincy received word that he had been appointed a peace envoy to negotiate an end to the War of 1812, and was to proceed at once to Ghent in Flanders (Belgium).
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The historians consider that, next to the battle of Borodino and the occupation of Moscow by the enemy and its destruction by fire, the most important episode of the war of 1812 was the movement of the Russian army from the Ryazana to the Kaluga road and to the Tarutino camp—the so-called flank march across the Krasnaya Pakhra River.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The source of this contradiction lies in the fact that the historians studying the events from the letters of the sovereigns and the generals, from memoirs, reports, projects, and so forth, have attributed to this last period of the war of 1812 an aim that never existed, namely that of cutting off and capturing Napoleon with his marshals and his army.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "That struggle," adds Lossing, "occurred, and that independence was won, by the Americans in the War of 1812.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • *z [Footnote z: See the conduct of the Northern States in the war of 1812.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
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