U.S. & World
The U.S. declares war on Britain. The War of 1812
is the culmination of years of hostility between the two countries, sparked by the impressment of American sailors from their ships and by clashes between American settlers and allied British and Indian forces in the West.
James Madison is elected president over De Witt Clinton, the mayor of New York City and future New York State governor.
Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm begin to compile their collection of folk tales, which includes Little Red-Riding Hood, Snow White, and Cinderella.
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