Naval History & Heritage Command
#OTD December 24, 1814: The Treaty of Ghent ends the War of 1812. Great Britain agrees to relinquish claims to the Northwest Territory, and both countries pledge to work toward ending the slave trade. America, in turn, gains influence as a foreign power.
Learn more about the War of 1812 here: https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/wars-conflicts-and-operations/1812.html