Web Results

Burning of Washington - Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_of_Washington

The Burning of Washington was a British attack against Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, during the War of 1812. ... General Robert Ross occupied Washington and set fire to many pu...

British troops set fire to the White House - Aug 24, 1814 - HISTORY ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-troops-set-fire-to-the-white-house

On this day in 1814, during the War of 1812 between the United States and England, British troops enter Washington, D.C. and burn the White House in ...

The British Burn Washington, D.C., 200 Years Ago - History in the ...

www.history.com/news/the-british-burn-washington-d-c-200-years-ago

Aug 22, 2014 ... ... of 1812 neared its conclusion, British forces torched the White House, ... Over the next couple of days, the British briefly exchanged fire with a ...

The War of 1812 and the burning of the White House - Historic UK

www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofBritain/the-war-of-1812-the-burning-of-the-white-house/

The War of 1812 between the US and Britain is best remembered for the burning of ... Perhaps best known for the burning of Washington DC and the White House in ... The captain of the Chesapeake, James Barron, only managed to fire off a ...

British capture and burn Washington - Aug 24, 1814 - HISTORY.com

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-capture-and-burn-washington

During the War of 1812, British forces under General Robert Ross ... The White House, a number of federal buildings, and several private homes were destroyed . The still uncompleted Capitol building was also set on fire, and the House of ...

Saving History - White House Historical Association

www.whitehousehistory.org/teacher-resources/saving-history-dolley-madison-the-white-house-and-the-war-of-1812

The United States declared war against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. ... In addition to the White House, the fire in Washington severely damaged many ...

The Burning of Washington - White House Historical Association

www.whitehousehistory.org/the-burning-of-washington

The war hawks carried the day in June 1812, and with his signature to the congressional ..... Whatever was not carried off by the British would perish in the fire.

Today We Celebrate the Time Canada Burned Down the White House

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/today-we-celebrate-the-time-canada-burned-down-the-white-house-127844144/

Jun 18, 2012 ... British forces attacked Washington and torched the White House. ... For the Americans who do know something about it, the War of 1812 is a string ... sacked Washington and burned down the President's House—a humiliation ...

We're The Ones That Did It? Canada and the Burning of Washington ...

clioscurrent.com/blog/2015/7/13/burningwashington

Jul 14, 2015 ... ... the War of 1812 is our supposed role in the burning of the White House. ... say that Canadians themselves burned down the White House.

Remembering When White House Was Burning, President Was ...

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/remembering-when-white-house-was-burning-president-was-hiding-and-u-was-close-to-collapse/

Aug 23, 2014 ... ... seized control of Washington, D.C., and set the White House on fire. ... The Americans had declared war on us in 1812 because we were ...