Welcome to Licentia Loquendi, founded January 2009. L2 is a team blog that focuses primarily on political, military and Constitutional issues with a Conservative Christian slant. We are two college students, a Navy corpsman, an Army sniper and a Vietnam era Army veteran.

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25 July 2009

War of 1812

On June 18, 1812, President James Madison declared war on Great Britain. His declaration led to a three-year war that is, according to some, the Colonies' true war for independence. The War of 1812 ended on December 24 with the Treaty of Ghent.
The first battle, though not actually part of the War of 1812, occurred on November 7, 1811 between General Harrison's forces and Tecumseh's forces. It ended with Tecumseh's defeat. The final battle occurred on January 8 in New Orleans.
The "Star Spangled Banner" was also inspired by events during the War of 1812, Napoleon was defeated, and Washington was burned.

The War of 1812

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