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The Burning of the White House

As the official residence of the president and first family, the White House holds a special place in all our hearts. But when British troops set it on fire during the War of 1812, White House staff rallied to save its contents.

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This video was produced in partnership with UNTOLD: Untold is a project of the Driving Force Institute for Public Engagement. Produced and distributed by Makematic with support from DoGoodery. Learn more here.

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