James Madison


What treaty ended the War of 1812?

The Treaty of Ghent effectively ended the War of 1812. The treaty was signed in the Netherlands (modern-day Belgium) in December 1814, though it was not ratified until February 1815 after the intervening Battle of New Orleans. Under the treaty, which the U.S. Senate ratified unanimously, the United States received its territories near the Great Lakes and Maine but renounced any lands they had acquired in Canada.


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