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Treaty of Ghent
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Treaty of Ghent

Scanned image of the treaty document, signed on December 24, 1814 in Ghent, Belgium at meeting of American delegates and British commissioners. Great Britain agreed to relinquish claims to the Northwest Territory, and both countries pledged to work toward ending the slave trade. America, in turn, gained influence as a foreign power. News of the treaty spread slowly, and word of peace did not reach the American and British armies for some time. American forces, led by Andrew Jackson, won the Battle of New Orleans on January 8, 1815, ending the hostilities after the official peace.