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#4 - rulebysecrecy
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(11/02/2013) [-]
Bet they dont teach that in US elementary.
#115 to #4 - jukuku
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(11/03/2013) [-]
There are no winners in war. Yes, America failed to annex Canada but both sides took many losses. There was no gain for Canada in the war, there was just a pile of bodies and families left with nobody to call a father.
#111 to #4 - someponynew
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(11/03/2013) [-]
The school system has failed me :c
#62 to #4 - xdeathspawnx
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(11/03/2013) [-]
actually they teach us about the war as a whole, instead of just one arbitrary battle that most Canadians seem to be focused on, even though there were almost no Canadians at the Burning of Washington.
#48 to #4 - nervaaurelius
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(11/03/2013) [-]
We were taught about this except more of that we were fighting the British Empire not Canada. Sorry guys it doesnt count for yall though.
#43 to #4 - mayoroftownsville
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(11/03/2013) [-]
They did where I went. Remember, though, curricula vary widely not just by state, but by individual school district in America. Broad powers are given even on the level of individual teachers to decide what will and will not be taught. It's very stupid.
#38 to #4 - swagloon
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(11/03/2013) [-]
Pretty much no; considering that's where the national anthem came from of course they ******* teach that.

I bet they tell you that the 'Canadians' burned down the Capital in your school even through it was the British Navy, fresh from European war, that laid siege upon the US 'White House'.
#144 to #38 - stripey ONLINE
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(11/03/2013) [-]
oh snap you just hit him where it hurts
#145 to #144 - hit **User deleted account**
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#147 to #145 - stripey ONLINE
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(11/03/2013) [-]
#31 to #4 - Greevon
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(11/03/2013) [-]
I think it's funny that a lot of people think that Americans aren't taught about our losses in school. On the contrary, the losses are the biggest parts of the curriculum. You don't spend time dwelling on a battle where your forces demolished the enemy and continued on, you focus on key battles or devastating losses.
Hell, the civil war is one of the biggest things in U.S. history and EVERY battle in that war was a loss for Americans.
#11 to #4 - iyr
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(11/02/2013) [-]
Except that they do. When I was taking US history in school, we had plenty to study about the war of 1812 and the whitehouse being reduced to rubble.
#143 to #11 - hillbillypowpow
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(11/03/2013) [-]
No, because Grand Master General Andrew Jackson won us the war when he beat the British at New Orleans. after the war was already over.
#130 to #11 - retentions
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(11/03/2013) [-]
i was never once taught about the white house being burnt or of any type of war between america and Canada in highschool
#67 to #11 - mlpokeyuan
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(11/03/2013) [-]
I never learned that York was burned. I thought the British colonies just created New York.
#105 to #67 - destructodan **User deleted account**
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(11/03/2013) [-]
Its annoying that we did that, there's a York in the UK, there was one in Canada and there's new york and york in the USA
#12 to #11 - rulebysecrecy
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(11/02/2013) [-]
hm good stuff.
#5 to #4 - anon
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(11/02/2013) [-]
I think they mentioned it once in 8th grade...
but I had a nutjob teacher (the good kind) so it probably isn't standard