Ghent, Treaty of 1814

Ghent, Treaty of (1814)

 

the treaty between Great Britain and the USA that ended the Anglo-American War pf 1812-14. Signed Dec. 24,1814, in Ghent, the treaty provided for the return by both sides of territories seized from the other, the halting of military operations against the Indians, and the adoption of decisive measures to stop the slave trade. Although the treaty reestablished the old boundaries, it did not resolve the issues that had led to the war. The Treaty of Ghent was followed by the conclusion of a trade convention in 1814, an agreement on the demilitarization of the Great Lakes in 1817, and the Convention of 1818 on fishing in the North Atlantic, on the northern boundary of the USA, and the so-called joint occupation of Oregon.

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