ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
December 24, 1814
The Treaty of Ghent is Signed
Ending the War of 1812
On this day in 1814, the Treaty of Ghent was signed in what is now Belgium. The Treaty of Ghent marked the end of the War of 1812 between the United States of American and the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland.
One of the main points of conflict was Britain's war with France. Because of that war, Britain didn't want to allow free trade between France and the United States.
This is where Andrew Jackson made a name for himself by defending New Orleans. He would later become the 7th President of the United States.