Imagine you are a member of the U.S. militia in the early 1800s.
Choose one of the following events from the War of 1812 in which you took part:
- Fort McHenry
- Burning of Washington
- Old Fort Niagara
- U.S.S. Constitution
- Battle of New Orleans
- Battle of the Thames
Write a 350-word letter to a family member explaining the event and its significance to the war’s outcome.