Young Adult (18-35)
North American (General)
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Yeah, After the United States declared war on England in 1812 and attempted to Invade Canada in 1813, a punitive force was approaching Washington in 1814. As it approached, the White House staff hurriedly prepared to flee, and Dolly Madison ordered the steward painting of George Washington to be removed. Popular accounts during and after the war years tended to portray Dolly Madison as the one who removed the painting and she became a national heroine, mm hmm. However, early 20th century historians noted that Jean Pierce you saw a Frenchman had directed the servants in the crisis. Nevertheless, Dolly Madison is still credited with saving the famous portrait of George Washington.