War of 1812: What is It Good For?
How “The Forgotten War” Changed America Forever
So what’s all the fuss about the Bicentennial of the War of 1812? Like most Americans, you might remember the War produced “The Star Spangled Banner” but that might be it. Well, the War had considerable influence upon American history thereafter which this “History Lite” display brings to light. War heroes who later became President, famous quotes like “Don’t Give Up the Ship” and 200 peaceful years with WNY’s very near neighbor, Canada, are only the beginning.