Monday, February 22, 2010

The Battle of New Orleans

Rise Up Singing chapter: America, pp.1 & 2
Music/Melody: traditional ("8th of January")
Words by Jimmy Driftwood

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From le Wikipedia:
"Madison and his advisers believed that conquest of Canada would be easy and that economic coercion would force the British to come to terms... Furthermore, possession of Canada would be a valuable bargaining chip."
"the possibility of local assistance suggested an easy conquest, as former President Thomas Jefferson seemed to believe in 1812: "The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching"
"Americans then believed that many in Upper Canada would RISE UP AND GREET A UNITED STATES INVADING ARMY AS LIBERATORS, which did not happen. Indeed, one reason American forces retreated after a substantial victory inside Canada was that they could not obtain supplies from the locals."

In 18 and 14 we took a little trip...

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