From Battleground to Empire State: New York and the Legacy of the War of 1812
Apr 23, 2012
from 06:15 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||Academic Core, 3D01|
|Contact Name||Laura Fishman|
York College faculty, students, staff. Members of the community. Guests of King Manor Museum.
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This lecture will explore the legacy of the War of 1812 in the creation of New York as the "Empire State." The War of 1812 has been referred to as America's "forgotten war." But it was, in fact, the pivotal event in establishing the young United States as an independent nation here to stay. Victories at the battles of Plattsburgh, Lake Erie, Baltimore and New Orleans gave Americans a new sense of confidence, pride, and patriotism.