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1814: The Burning of Washington DC

The Burning of Washington DC

Can you imagine The White House and the Capitol in flames? It really did happen two hundred years ago during the War of 1812 between the British forces and the United States.  On August 24, 1814, after defeating the Americans at the Battle of Bladensburg, a British force led by Major General Robert Ross occupied Washington and  set fire to many public buildings, including the White House and the Capitol. Today’s audio dramatization is the true story of that amazing day.

To listen to the MP3 audio story, CLICK HERE. To download, RIGHT click the link and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.

To view the PDF Listening Guide, CLICK HERE. To download, RIGHT click the link and “save link” to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click the link and save to your mac.

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