Treaty of Ghent ends war between Britain and USA

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Historical Context Note

Negotiations began in August 1814 and the treaty was agreed on 24 December 1814, then ratified in 1815. News did not reach New Orleans in time to prevent a major battle in January 1815. The US abandons the main demands for an end to impressment and compensation for commercial losses

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Editors. "Treaty of Ghent ends war between Britain and USA". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 February 2006
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