Hi mis"1. That's when our National Anthem was written. 2. The White House was burned as well as the Capitol. (both 1 and 2 are worthy of "mythos")"That's an interesting comment; what level of historical event should be worth of becoming mythic? Should any historical event be taught in a manner that makes it mythic, or should it be factual (but exciting)? Has it gone too far with the nation myths of the War of Independence and the 1812 War? An interesting parallel is the overblown myth of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain - both of which write the Royal Navies heroic contributions almost out of existence and neither of which were war winning victories?