On this day December 24, 1814

The Treaty of Ghent was signed in Ghent, present-day Belgium, ending the War of 1812 between the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Treaty of  was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

The treaty largely restored relations between the two countries to status quo ante bellum. Due to the era’s slow speed of communication, it took weeks for news of the peace treaty to reach America, well after the Battle of New Orleans had ended.

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