WAR OF 1812. WHY DID THE WHITE HOUSE GET BURNED DOWN BY : Dawson Connelly. The white house in 1812 and 2012. They did not rebuild the white house until 1817 It happened on august 24,1814, troops invaded Washington dc Several government buildings including the white house were burnt.
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WHY DID THE WHITE HOUSE GET BURNED DOWN
BY : Dawson Connelly
They did not rebuild the white house until 1817\
It happened on august 24,1814, troops invaded Washington dc
Several government buildings including the white house were burnt
THE FOURTH US PRESIDENT
Born march 16 1751
Died June 28 1836
America had been at war with the British Empire since 1812, but the action so far had consisted of a series of indeterminate skirmishes along the Great Lakes region. With the defeat of Napoleon, the Empire turned its full attention to its former colony sending its battle-hardened troops to squash the up-start Americans. Washington had little strategic value - the thriving port of Baltimore was much more important. However, as capital of the nation, the British hoped that its burning would have a psychological impact on the will of the Americans to continue the conflict.
When the British arrived at the White House, they found that President James Madison and his first lady Dolly had already fled to safety in Maryland. Soldiers reportedly sat down to eat a meal made of leftover food from the White House scullery using White House dishes and silver before ransacking the presidential mansion and setting it ablaze
The War of 1812 was a military conflict fought between the forces of the United States and those of the British Empire. The United States declared war in 1812 for several reasons, including trade restrictions brought about by Britain's ongoing war with France, the impressment of American merchant sailors into the Royal Navy, British support of American Indian tribes against American expansion, outrage over insults to national honor after humiliations on the high seas, and possible American desire to annex Canada.