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If you are talking about Washington, D.C. being burned down in the War of 1812, then this is the answer. The Declaration of War in 1812 with England stated that the main reason the United States was declaring war was to concur Canada. In 1813, US forces crossed Lake Ontario and burned down the capital Fort York (which today is Toronto.) In 1814, the British got their revenge by burning down Washinton, D.C.

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