Did Canada burn down the White House in the war of 1812?

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Did Canada burn down the White House in the war of 1812?

Answer:

Technically, yes. At the time of the War of 1812, Canada was a colony of the British Empire, who occupied Washington and burned many areas of it to the ground, including the White House. So in effect Canadian troops were probably involved in the burning of the White House, but they were not directly responsible for the act.