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National Archives Lecture: The Weight of Vengence – The United States, the British Empire, and the War of 1812
October 11, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
History professor Troy Bickham places this “forgotten war” in a global context. The United States saw an opportunity to challenge Britain’s dominance, while the British feared the rise of U.S. maritime power and territorial expansion. The War of 1812 was a turning point for both countries and marked a critical moment of self-definition for the two nations. A book siging will follow the program.