Treaty of Ghent (probably part of a chronology set):

Who: United States and British government

What: treaty that ended the War of 1812; "second war for independence"; European conflict; Faction Dem/Rep backing France; British navy was blockading trade between Europe and America; preventing economic trade between the two continents; kidnapping of many sailors

When: Dec. 24, 1814


Why is this significant? ended conflict with Great Britain; before Battle of New Orleans - disaster for the British Andrew Jackson considered a national hero; showed the power over the military vs. the power of our diplomats; led to the misconception that the U.S had in fact won the war; "We don't need a Crown."