The War of 1812

Division of Public Programs

1910 painting by Edward Percy Moran of Battle of New Orleans
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Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans

For two and a half years, Americans fought against the British, Canadian colonists, and native nations in a war that divided the United States so deeply that the nation almost broke apart. Watch the NEH-funded film THE WAR OF 1812 online, supplemented by bonus video material, classroom lesson plans, essays on aspects of the conflict, and a guide to historic battle sites.