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    Why should We Care about the War of 1812?

    Presented by at Old South Meeting House

    November 1, 2012


    Why should We Care about the War of 1812?

    The War of 1812 nearly destroyed the United States. The enemy blockaded the coast and burned the capital, and New England threatened to secede. But the United States emerged from this disastrous war stronger than before. The War of 1812 did not bring Canada into the Union, as its promoters had promised, but it brought the new nation a sense of unity and purpose, with heroes such as Hull, Decatur, and MacDonough, a timeless symbol in "Old Ironsides," and a national anthem. Join us for a lecture by historian and author Robert Allison to kick off this lively series!

    Old South Meeting House

    310 Washington Street
    Boston, MA 02108

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    $6 Adults/$5 Seniors or Students, $1 Children, Under 6 free. FREE to Members of Old South Meeting House or the USS Constitution Museum

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