On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain. Hostilities continued until the Treaty of Ghent was ratified on February 16, 1815. American History TV was LIVE on June 16, 2012, from Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine in Baltimore. Guests included Vincent Vaise, chief of interpretation at Fort McHenry, who talked about the bombardment of the fort and the creation of the Star-Spangled Banner. We also talked with historian Anthony Pitch about the British burning of Washington, DC, in 1814, and New York University professor Nicole Eustace.