Treaty of Ghent ends war between Britain and USA

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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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