The War of 1812 Begins
On this day in 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, the first such action in American history. And while no territory changed hands has a result of the conflict, it did inspire the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and and usher in the so-called "Era of Good Feelings" in American political history.
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My name is Angela Zorn. I work full-time as an educator at Bullitt Central High School in suburban Kentucky where I teach AP US History and AP US Government & Politics. In addition, I provide training & consulting services throughout the United States.