War of 1812? Why do Yanks Think They Won?

In the war of 1812 President Madison of the USA started a war with Britain, his aim to conquer Canada. Basically the British drove the Americans out of Canada, went on to take over Washington and burn the White House, and also sacked New York and Boston (or did they). Esentially the USA got stuffed! Americans seem... show more In the war of 1812 President Madison of the USA started a war with Britain, his aim to conquer Canada. Basically the British drove the Americans out of Canada, went on to take over Washington and burn the White House, and also sacked New York and Boston (or did they). Esentially the USA got stuffed! Americans seem to portray themselves as Victors, probably because of the battle of New Orleans, when an idiotic British commander tried to attack the city through a swamp, and his troops got cut down! However, this happened months AFTER the war finished!
Update: ALSO, Britains aim wasnt to reclaim the USA. The USA STARTED the war, and Britains aim was to kick them out of Canada, and give them a good hiding so they didnt try it again..
Update 2: PLEASE NOTE: Im Talking About the War of 1812, NOT The American War of Independence In 1776-1783
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