The Battle of Bladensburg – The Burning of Washington

The British and Americans go to war over the right of free trade on the ocean, the impressment of American sailors and British support for raiding Native Americans in the Northwest. The British defeat Napoleon and send a large force of seasoned troops to fight the Americans. The British control the seas including the Chesapeake Bay. The British choose to attack Washington by using the Chesapeake Bay. They defeat an American militia sent to defend the capital and they burn key buildings in Washington including the White House.

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