This is for everyone.
That’s a great story, but there is one major error. It wasn’t the colonies against the British, it was The United States of America having won it’s independence a generation earlier. The British bombarded Ft. McHenry on September 13, 1814. The U. S. won it’s independence when the British surrendered at Yorktown on October 19, 1781.
The British blocked all French seaports and insisted that U.S. ships first stop at a British port and pay a fee before continuing to France. The American War of 1812 (called that to distinguish it from the one in Europe) also came to be known as the second American war of independence by many. Regardless, we were not the colonies.