The Burning Of the White House

The Burning Of the White House

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  • On this day in 1814, during the War of 1812 between the United States and England, British troops enter Washington, D.C. and burn the White House in retaliation for the American attack on the city of York in Ontario, Canada, in June 1812.
  • When the British arrived at the White House, they found that President James Madison and his first lady Dolley had already fled to safety in Maryland. 
  • He isn't here. We shall chow up and set this thing up.
  • Soldiers reportedly sat down to eat a meal made of leftover food from the White House scullery using White House dishes and silver.
  • We have set the White House ablaze! Their republic power shall be no more! For without a place to let the people make their country, they can't form their country!
  • The White House has been burned. It needs to be rebuilt! Lets hope they aren't indolent, or slothful. I guess we will stay in the Octagon House now.
  • It was also in Washington D.C. We would not have the White House we have now or the strong unknockable country we have without this event.
  • In 1817, newly elected president James Monroe moved back into the reconstructed building.
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