First Invasion: The War Of 1812
September 11th, 1814. Panic envelopes Washington DC. America is under attack.
British military forces head up the Chesapeake Bay towards the crucial port of Baltimore. In its third year of war with Great Britain, America faces impending doom. The country has no money, no navy, no international airport, and the new capital of Washington DC has been captured and ransacked.
This program explores the real stories behind the war that transformed America from a loose society on the brink of failure to a growing world power.
Through the initiative of a few select men, sheer luck, and the will of a young nation, theWar Of 1812 bears witness to new heroes, leaders, and a clear direction for the foundation of today's America.