6/18/1812 - United States declares war on Britain.
8/24/1814 - The British set fire to Washington, D.C. 12/24/1814 - The United States and Britain sign the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. time line..
1812 The U.S. declares war on Britain (June 18), beginning the War of 1812. Americans under General William Hull invade Canada from Detroit (July
11). Canadians are victorious at the Battle of Queenston Heights (Oct. 13). The Red River settlement is begun in Canada's northwest (Aug.-Oct.) on
lands granted to Lord Selkirk by the Hudson's Bay Company.
1813 Americans burn York (Apr. 27). The Battles of Stoney Creek (June 5) and Beaver Dam (June 23) are Canadian victories, the latter in part due to
Laura Secord's famous 32 km. walk to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon, who had already been warned by Indians. The Battles of Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie
(Sept. 10) and Moraviantown (Oct. 5) are both American victories. At the latter, which is also known as the Battle of the Thames, British supporter
and Shawnee Indian Chief Tecumseh is killed. The Battles of Chateauguay (Oct. 25) -- with mostly French-Canadian soldiers -- and Crysler's Farm (Nov.
11) -- with English-Canadian soldiers -- are Canadian both victories over larger American troops. Perry’s victory on Lake Erie gives US rights to all
Treaty of Ghent 1814.. His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America desirous of terminating the war which has unhappily subsisted between the two Countries, and
of restoring upon principles of perfect reciprocity, Peace, Friendship, and good Understanding between them, have for that purpose appointed their
respective Plenipotentiaries, that is to say, His Britannic Majesty on His part has appointed the Right Honourable James Lord Gambier, late Admiral of
the White now Admiral of the Red Squadron of His Majesty's Fleet; Henry Goulburn Esquire, a Member of the Imperial Parliament and Under Secretary of
State; and William Adams Esquire, Doctor of Civil Laws: And the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate
thereof, has appointed John Quincy Adams, James A. Bayard, Henry Clay, Jonathan Russell, and Albert Gallatin, Citizens of the United States; who,
after a reciprocal communication of their respective Full Powers, have agreed upon the following Articles. www.yale.edu...
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