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The British Attack Washington DC
Treaty of Ghent
The Battle of New Orleans
In August 1814, The British invaded Washington DC. They set fire to several buildings including the President's mansion (The White House).
After 2 years of fighting, the British determined that the war was no long worth their resources. On December 24, 1814, the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the war.
This battle took place after the war had ended but before word of the treaty could reach troops in New Orleans. British troops attacked the city of New Orleans. Andrew Jackson led the American troops in a decisive victory against the British troops.
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