The Treaty of Ghent
By 1814, it had become clear to both Britain and the United States that neither side could defeat the other. After months of negotiations in the city of Ghent, in what is now Belgium, British and American representatives signed the Treaty of Ghent on Christmas Eve. The war in North America officially ended at 11 p.m. on 17 February 1815 when the United States Senate ratified the treaty. The treaty restored the pre-war boundaries in North America and normalized relations between Great Britain and the United States, but left Britain’s Native American allies vulnerable to future American aggression.
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