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The War of 1812: An Overview

The War of 1812: An Overview

This training course consists of six two-hour long sessions.

Two hundred years ago, our country was embroiled in our second war with Great Britain. This class tells the story of the War of 1812. There will be a discussion about why the United States declared war on Great Britain. The class will cover the main events that took place during the war, including riots in Baltimore, the war along the Canadian border, naval battles in the Atlantic ocean, the burning of Washington, peace negotiations, and the Battle of New Orleans. At the end, we might even be able to figure out who won the war.

This story is told by the participants themselves using their own words from official reports, diaries, or memoirs published following the war. Pictures of the participants and sketches of battle sites will be shown during the class.

Instructor: Dick Titterington, theCivilWarMuse, is an amateur historian who worked at Sprint/Embarq in Information Technology for 17 years before retiring in 2008. While working at Sprint, Dick was a part time instructor for Sprint's University of Excellence and spent over ten years delivering training on advanced software engineering techniques. Following his retirement, Dick has focused much of his energies on an interest in history, particularly the events that took place in Missouri and Kansas before and during the American Civil War.



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