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    Birth of the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise gave a tour of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and talked about the birth of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the 200th…

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    War of 1812 and the Chesapeake Bay

    Chipp Reid, editor of Lion in the Bay: The British Invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-14, talked about the important War of 1812 battles fought around the Chesapeake Bay.

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    Baltimore and the War of 1812

    Vince Vaise talked about Baltimore’s role in the War of 1812 and the significance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” written by Francis Scott Key following the Battle of Baltimore in 1814.

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    Albert Gallatin and the Treaty of Ghent

    Ron Duquette portrayed Albert Gallatin, Treasury Secretary from 1801-1814 and a member of the commission that negotiated the Treaty of Ghent. He spoke about the War of 1812 and the peace…

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    History of the Treaty of Ghent

    Park Ranger Jim Bailey talked about the history and importance of the Treaty of Ghent. He discussed the origins of the war of 1812 and how the British and Americans responded to the treaty.…

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    Naval Navigation in the War of 1812

    Kyle Dalton talked about naval navigation during the War of 1812, including the tools used by sailors on both sides of the conflict. This event was hosted by the Octagon Museum, which…

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    President Madison and the War of 1812

    Historical reenactor John Douglas Hall portrayed President Madison and discussed the origins of the War of 1812. To mark the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent by the…

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    Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial

    The National Park Service hosted a ceremony commemorating the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans. The event took place at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in…

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    Battle of Plattsburgh

    Retired Army Colonel David Fitz-Enz, author of The Final Invasion: Plattsburgh, the War of 1812's Most Decisive Battle, talked about the battle and visited various historic locations in…

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    Octagon Museum and the Treaty of Ghent

    Helene Combs-Dreiling and Ray Rhinehart talked about the Octagon Museum near the White House to mark the 200th anniversary of the December 24, 1814, signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which ended…

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    Bicentennial of the National Anthem

    Vice President Biden, Governor Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and others spoke at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the writing of the Star-Spangled Banner.

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Pamela Scott

    Pamela Scott spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s war and the…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Alan Taylor

    Alan Taylor spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s war and the…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Ralph Eshelman

    Ralph Eshelman spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s war and the…

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    200th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Champlain

    Arthur Cohn told the story of the battle of Lake Champlain and talked about how underwater archaeology reveals more about this event. September 2014 marked the 200th anniversary of the…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, John Stagg

    John Stagg spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s war and the…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Kenneth Bowling

    Kenneth Bowling spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s war and the…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, William Seale

    William Seale spoke at a symposium commemorating the 200th anniversary of the British invasion and burning of Washington, D.C., in August 1814. “American Under Fire: Mr. Madison’s war and the…

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    War of 1812 200th Anniversary, Anniversary Dinner

    William Allman and William Seale talked about the facts and stories surrounding the British burning of the White House. White House curator William Allman told the story of the portrait of…

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    Financing the War of 1812

    David Cowen talked about how Treasury Secretary Albert Gallatin funded the War of 1812. On June 18, 1812 the United States officially declared war for the first time when President Madison…

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