War of 1812

The War of 1812, fought from June 1812 to February 1815, seriously challenged the young United States both economically and militarily. 

An American Perspective on the War of 1812 - A brief historical essay about the conflict by Professor Donald Hickey. 

The Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 - Overview of the war, the Flag and the National Anthem from the National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution

Francis Scott Key and Fort McHenry

Maryland in the War of 1812 Historical Chronology 

Maryland in the War of 1812  Blog by Scott Sheads, a Maryland authority on the War. 

Battle of North Point - Primary and secondary resources about the Battle can be found at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore.

A Guide to the War of 1812 - Library of Congress - Links to primary and secondary resources and websites, also includes a reading list.

War of 1812-1815 - A global perspective on the conflict from the Office of the Historian at the U. S. Department of State. 

The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake - Interactive Battlefield Maps of the Battles of St. Leonard's Creek, Bladensburg, North Point, and Baltimore.

The War of 1812

Listen to David A. Taylor, author of the War of 1812 and the Rise of the U.S. Navy, lecture at the Central Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center.



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