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The United States government was still in its formative years when it suffered the humiliating sacking of its capital during the War of 1812, a war largely over British interference with American trade. Meeting weak resistance, a British expeditionary force penetrated Washington the night of August 24, 1814, and burned the Capitol, the White House, the Treasury, and other important structures.  more...


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