war of 1812: mixed results for american forces
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Things looked better in the west once Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry successfully won the Battle of Lake Erie, and firmly placed the Northwest Territory under America
Britain turned it's full attention to North America, and they raided the Chesapeake Bay then moved to Washington D.C. where they burned government buildings
Francis Scott Key was inspired by the battle on Baltimore's Fort McHenry when the soldiers hoisted the American flag, so he wrote a poem called "The Star-Spangled Banner"
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