Tag: James Madison

British Troops Regret Burning Washington; Madison’s Cabinet Slow to React

We're coming up on the 200th anniversary of the Burning of Washington. On the 100th anniversary, the Washington Times wrote a long retrospect on...
James Madison

1817 Presidential Proclamation: Outer Walls of All Houses Shall be Built...

Here's an interesting bit of old history. This is a presidential proclamation suspending certain building regulations for Washington on January 1st, 1817. January 1, 1817 By...