During the war, America struggled both on land near Canada and at sea in the Atlantic. Great Britain attacked the Capital, burning everything in sight, including the White House. But a tornado and hurricane suddenly showed up, killing lots of the british troops, and putting out most of the fires.
After the tragic humiliation of both nations thanks to the weather, the Treaty of Ghent was signed, ending the battle between the U.S. and Great Britain. But the news didn't get to the west in time, and the British attacked New Orleans, and got crushed by General Andrew Jackson's military.
The War of 1812 is considered today as a war of pride and humiliation. But it was important to show all the other nations that the United States was a strong country too. Today, the U.S. and Great Britain have friendly relationship, and are viewed as siblings than father and son.