Thursday, June 18, 2009

On this Date in 1812


On this date in 1812 the United States declared War on England.

The War of 1812.

There were two memorable inspirations because of this war.

Watching the fire power and explosions in the Baltimore Harbor Francis Scott Keys was inspired to write the Star Spangled Banner. Which was a good thing.

General Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson heroic leadership in battle inspired the people of the United States to vote him in as 7th President of the United States. Andrew Jackson was a hothead who is known for horse racing, being a bitter loser, and settling his differences with a duel. He was a good shot.

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