Appleby, Joyce et al. The American Journey. Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Lindaman, Dana, and Kyle Ward. History Lessons: How Textbooks from Around the World Portray U.S. History. New York: New Press, 2004.

Who Won the War (of 1812)?


In 1812, the U.S. declared war on the United Kingdom, officially beginning the War of 1812. What started the war? Did it play a signficant role in history? The answers depend on who tells the story.

In the quiz are excerpts from textbook descriptions of the War of 1812. Select the country where the textbook was written.