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Jefferson Essay

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Hello father, I hope everything is well with you and the family at home. I am doing well here, a lot of stuff is happening and we are staying very busy. The military is difficult sometime with all the killing going on. Soldiers are losing their lives and also a lot of intense people are getting killed. I was actually writing this letter to tell you what happened on August 24, 1814. The British forces and the United States of America were in battle, it is known as the Battle of Bladensburg and the attack of The ...view middle of the document...

This is part of one of the events that happen in the War of 1812 and it is called The Burning of Washington. Very little protection was done to save the building getting set on fire but a strong rainstorm saved the rest of Washington actually burning done. The British forces sailed up the Patuxent River and landed approximately 4500 men that assisted in setting the fires. There were approximately 88 soldiers lost in this war with British losing 64 soldiers and the Americans losing 24 soldiers.

According to Lafferty (n.d), the majority of Britons saw the burning of the American capital as just retaliation for the burning of York and Niagara, and it remains, however awkwardly, a point of Canadian national pride. Part of this time there was a life-size portrait of Georgia Washington rescued from the flames of the burning of the White House. Some people stay the British did the attack for retaliation to the Americans. I hope to hear back soon. I miss you and mother and I love you guys very much. I will be home soon, love your son

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