Politics Magazine

The War of A.D. 1812

Posted on the 17 January 2014 by Adask

The War of 1812 [courtesy Google Images]

The War of 1812
[courtesy Google Images]

The “War of 1812″ is largely a “forgotten” war.  Although a few Americans know this war was between the Great Britain and the USA, many would be surprised to learn that America declared war on Britain–the world’s only super-power of that era.  Americans even invaded Canada and fought against a “United States” of Indian tribes. Few of us understand this war’s causes, personalities, or consequences.

For most of us, this war is presumed to be a minor anecdote in American history somewhat akin to our invasion of the island of Grenada in A.D. 1983. In fact, this war was often characterized by incompetent generals, cowardly militia members and idiotic choices.  There’s no clear victor.  The only real losers were the American Indians.  This war wasn’t won by any side so much as simply discontinued when Britain finally defeated Napoleon at Waterloo..

Even so, the “War of 1812″ may have been our single, most important war since it established America’s ability to fight as a nation, to survive, to defeat the world’s only super-power, and even laid the foundation for much of what later became the American “character”.

This war is strange in that at least three extraordinary events (a hurricane, a tornado, and the Battle of New Orleans wherein over 2,000 British soldiers died while Andrew Jackson’s numerically-inferior forces suffered just 13 deaths) took place that seem virtually impossible without God’s intervention.  I doubt that American has God’s blessing today.  I’m sure we had it in A.D. 1812.

I know you’re busy and you probably won’t take time to watch this 2.5 hour documentary on the “War of 1812″.  But you should.  It’s worth your time.  It’s worth your kids’ time. It’s the story of heroes and fools and the Hand of God.  It’s well-done, informative and sometimes inspiring.  Unlike the past several administrations in Washington, DC, this video can remind you of what it means to be an American.  It can even help rekindle a sense of national pride.

There was a time when America was splendid.  That time now seems gone.  But it might come again if we can remember and embrace the values seen in this video..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wwycgjYLaI


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Hue Are You? with Kim Hoegger

    You? with Hoegger

    Welcome to HUE ARE YOU? A weekly blog series exploring different creatives' views on color and its use in interiors, art and design. We will dive deep into thei... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Bridgetbeari
    HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN
  • 10 Strategies For Rebounding From Startup Failures

    Strategies Rebounding From Startup Failures

    If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. Don’t believe that urban myth that all you need is a good idea, a little fun... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • Lance Armstrong Settles $100 Million Lawsuit with Federal Government

    Lance Armstrong Settles $100 Million Lawsuit with Federal Government

    Yesterday, former pro cyclist and Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong put to rest the final lawsuit that has been dogging him since he admitted to doping... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Actor Matt McGorry Does Some Serious Ally Work

    Actor Matt McGorry Does Some Serious Ally Work

    If you’ve watched How To Get Away With Murder or Orange is the New Black, you’ve seen the work of actor Matt McGorry. If you follow him on Facebook you saw him... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Danceswithfat
    DIET & WEIGHT, FITNESS, HEALTH
  • Trio of Climbers Make First Ascent of Jeannette Peak in Canada

    Trio Climbers Make First Ascent Jeannette Peak Canada

    The news of this story broke a week or so back while I was on the road, and it got lost in my email box until now. Still, it is a good story and I thought it wa... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Teach Anywhere

    Teach Anywhere

    Teach anywhere one of the best recruitment companies for teachers in the UAE. The Dubai City Company would like to review this company. With this in mind, this... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Dubai City Company
    CAREER
  • Khost - Governance

    Khost Governance

    U.K. duo khost released their third full-length album titled Governance in June of 2017.What Damian Bennett and Andy Swan have created is a nightmarish... Read more

    The 20 April 2018 by   Ripplemusic
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC

Magazines