Sometimes two people can see the same thing… …and not see the same thing at all

Sometimes two people can see the same thing…
…and not see the same thing at all

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Two people can experience the same event…

…and remember it differently.

Do you know who started the War of 1812?

Do you know who started the War of 1812?

Who do you think won it?

The Americans?
The British?
The Canadians?
The Native Americans?

Perspectives are about what people think is important.

Perspectives are about what people think is important.

Perspectives are not about right or wrong.

Perspectives are not about right or wrong.

The way you see things... ... depends on where you stand.

The way you see things…
… depends on where you stand.

Everyone has a point of view.

Everyone has a point of view.

Perspective

Perspective

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1812: One War, Four Perspectives

Experience the War of 1812 on-line from the perspective of each of its major participants—Americans, the British, Canadians (including Canadian First Peoples), and Native Americans. Using historic objects and images, this virtual exhibition allows you to draw your own conclusions and share your own perspective on a major historical event.

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