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NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop

In June of 1812, President James Madison issued a proclamation: "That war ... is hereby declared to exist between the United Kingdom ... and the United States of America." Thus began the War of 1812, a conflict which despite its relative obscurity today, was very much a turning point in American history. Two hundred years later, the war still resonates with Americans in ways they may not even be aware of.

The USS Constitution Museum is pleased to offer an NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop on the War of 1812 and one of its most important artifacts, USS Constitution. What caused the War? Who supported and who opposed it? Who won the War and who benefited most from it? Why does the War of 1812 matter to us today? Join us as we explore these questions using the nation's iconic ship, USS Constitution, and the city of Boston as a lens through which to view the War of 1812 and all its complexities.

Wokshop Sessions:

 

Session One: July 22-26, 2013

 

Session Two: August 5-9, 2013

 

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