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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 public buildings, including the White House ...

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 ...

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

Aug 22, 2014 ... Burning of the White House, 1814 ... soon after suffered major defeats of their own that helped bring the War of 1812 to a close. ... Over the next couple of days, the British briefly exchanged fire with a few Americans, including ...

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.

time.com/3997040/1814-white-house-fire

Aug 24, 2015 ... 24, 1814: British forces set fire to the White House. ... When Americans remember the War of 1812 — if we remember it at all — we typically ...

www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/comments/17rgyh/was_it_canadians_or_british_who_burned_down_the

/u/ecclectic doesn't have it quite right. Washington was burned in August of 1814 by thoroughly British infantry fresh from the Peninsular War in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.