The War of 1812
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The producers of a Canadian docudrama on the War of 1812 built a top-notch companion website, offering a multitude of viewpoints—American, British/Canadian, and Indian—on the major events of the war. Highly recommended.
The Digital Reference Team at the Library of Congress has created a web guide for the War of 1812. It provides links to materials held by the Library of Congress, including President James Madison's correspondence, Congressional resolutions relating to the war, and a broadside celebrating the Battle of New Orleans. The guide also provides links to external sites focusing on the War of 1812.
The Digital Reference Team at the Library of Congress has also created a web guide for the Treaty of Ghent. It provides links to materials held by the Library of Congress, including a copy of the treaty as well as President James Madison's correspondence and Congressional documents pertaining to the treaty. The guide also provides links to external sites focusing on the War of 1812.
The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia maintains an "American President Online Reference Resource." The James Madison site includes several short essays on the Madison and his presidency, as well as short biographies of his cabinet officers.
This site is a fun and useful place to explore the War of 1812. Hosted by MilitaryHeritage.com and designed for collectors, reenactors, lay historians, and military enthusiasts, this site offers lengthy battle summaries, sound clips of period military music, video clips of reenacted battles, and links to articles written by amateur historians.