Originally Posted by botticelli
It was a war between the US and Britain, why do young Canadians have to remember that?
I hope we can stop brainwashing children with the "we burned the White House" story. It is simply not true. There is no way Canada in 1812 can beat the US on its own.
Because many of the participants of that war were born in the area (Quebec and Ontario)that would eventually become Canada along with many French and Natives that fought alongside the British to prevent America from taking over, also a large contingent from the area accompanied the British troops to Washington for the burning,So you are right Canada didnt burn down the white house because it wasnt recognised as a country at that point but the British relied heavily on local man power For assistance, back up, and reinforcements, had it not been for the sacrifices made we would probably be just another American state today.