Despite recent confusion, it wasn't Canadian forces who burned down the White House during the War of 1812. In fact, Canada wasn't yet a country.
Learn the truth behind six common myths about the last major engagement of the War of 1812.
On the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” learn surprising facts about the national anthem and the man who wrote its lyrics.
As the War of 1812 neared its conclusion, British forces torched the White House, the Capitol and nearly every other public building in Washington.
National anthems are often only dusted off for patriotic holidays and sporting events, but these stately hymns and marches can also serve as a window into their country’s cultural and political history.
Months before torching Washington, D.C., in the War of 1812, British forces burned Buffalo, New York, to the ground 200 years ago.
On the anniversary of Tecumseh’s death, get the facts on the legendary Shawnee war chief.
“We have met the enemy and they are ours,” proclaimed Oliver Perry after defeating a British fleet on Lake Erie 200 years ago.
Get the facts on seven famous historical events that fell on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.