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    Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

    Fox News host Brian Kilmeade recalled the War of 1812's Battle of New Orleans at the 18th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

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    Battle of New Orleans

    The Battle of New Orleans was the last ground battle of the War of 1812. Chalmette Battlefield National Park Service Guide Chad Hoing explained why the battle was such a devastating loss for British troops…

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    The Slave's Gamble

    In The Slave’s Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812, author Gene Smith shared the stories of several African Americans and their decision to fight for or against the United States during the War of…

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    Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans

    Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger talked about their book Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, in which they provide a history of the War of 1812's Battle of New Orleans.

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    Unshackling America

    Willard Sterne Randall talked about his book Unshackling America, in which he contends that the American Revolution didn’t end with the Treaty of Paris but continued until the War of 1812. C-SPAN’s…

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    Unshackling America

    Willard Sterne Randall talked about his book Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution, in which he recalls America’s efforts to become financially…

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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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