• Painting of Frenchtown settlement

    River Raisin

    National Battlefield Park Michigan

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The War of 1812 was the United States first declaration of war, inaugurating a 32-month conflict with Britain that claimed almost as many lives as the Revolutionary War. The war also cemented the young nation’s independence, opened vast tracts of Indian land to settlement, and gave Americans “The Star-Spangled Banner.” More...