Re: Re: The War of 1812 Bicentennial

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Honestly, the only thing I remember about the lessons on the War of 1812 is that Francis Scott Key penned the “Star Spangled Banner” poem after watching one of the battles.  There's a good chance that I just spaced out and didn't absorb any of the information on the War of 1812, but there's also a strong possibility that it was an afterthought in the lessons.  We may have covered it for all of a day in class and moved on.  The schools I attended focused heavily on the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, but everything in between was pretty much lost.  Except for the Gold Rush, of course.  (In a similar complaint, we hardly ever learned anything about the Korean or Vietnam wars, despite many of the history teachers being veterans of those wars.  I have a beef with the history lessons in our schools.)