Document for December 24th:
Treaty of Ghent, December 24, 1814
This treaty, signed on December 24, 1814, ended the War of 1812, fought between Great Britain and the United States. However, 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.
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