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CLIP: The Causes of the War of 1812


AIR DATE: Sunday, September 14, 2014
OVERVIEW:

Vince Vaise discussed the causes of the War of 1812 from both the United States and British perspectives while he gave a tour of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland.
 

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  • Birth of the Star-Spangled Banner (Video - 50 mins)
    Vince Vaise gave a tour of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, and talked about the birth of the Star-Spangled Banner. 2014 marked the 200th anniversary of the British naval bombardment of the fort during the War of 1812. The raising of the garrison flag over the fort on the morning after the barrage inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that later became our national anthem.


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  • Vince Vaise
    Chief of Interpretation
    Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
KEYWORDS: War of 1812, Francis Scott Key, Navy, British, Military, U.S. History, Star Spangled Banner, Foreign Policy, U.S. History