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#152 - toastableduckling
Reply +6
(08/23/2013) [-]
No, but I remember the British doing it.
#169 to #152 - kingarturi ONLINE
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(08/23/2013) [-]
there is so much controversy see from what i read americans are taught that canadians (who weren't actually canadians at the time for canada wasn't a recognized country) had the help of the british army but canadians are taught that we didn't and that the british had to send their troops east to stop something i can't remember. heck the start of the war is even more controversial something about land claim and territory disputes or full out invasion. if you want more just google it.

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www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2012/06/17/the_war_of_1812_shaped_canada_forever.html
#188 to #169 - tehtrollface
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(08/23/2013) [-]
I was taught in school that the British did it. Even had it in the history book.    
   
www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-troops-set-fire-to-the-white-house   
   
It was retaliation from the attack in Ontario, Canada. Canada was involved, but it was British troops who set fire to the White House. And Canada is ruled by the Queen, so it was basically like Pearl Harbor, and we retaliated hard in their home country.
I was taught in school that the British did it. Even had it in the history book.

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-troops-set-fire-to-the-white-house

It was retaliation from the attack in Ontario, Canada. Canada was involved, but it was British troops who set fire to the White House. And Canada is ruled by the Queen, so it was basically like Pearl Harbor, and we retaliated hard in their home country.
#187 to #169 - roxasbaby
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(08/23/2013) [-]
The way i learned in my U.S. history class is that it was british, and the war started due to british forcing captured American soldiers to serve in the royal navy. But thats all i can remembers after all this time.