Francis Scott key was a young lawyer from Washington in 1814 when he found himself at the center of a battle. Key had a front row seat to the British bombardment of Fort McHenry outside of Baltimore and wrote a poem to describe what he had seen. The poem would later be renamed, “The Star Spangled Banner”.
TREATY OF GHENT
The war with Britain came to a close with the signing of a peace treaty in Ghent, Belgium on December 24, 1814. The treaty basically restored things to where they were before the war began.
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS
On January 8, 1815, General Edward Packenham led British forces against Andrew Jackson’s American forces. The British were covered by the fog. It soon lifted, leaving them inthe open. The Americans swiftly attacked, killing and capturing many of the British. Packenham was killed during this attack. The British did achieve success in a battle around the MississippiRiver, but they were forced to retreat after hearing of Packenham’s death.
The British agreed to respect the borders of the United States, the British agreed to stay out of the Northwest Territory, the U.S. became more self-reliant, Americans gained a sense of pride, etc. The U.S. entered the "Era of Good Feelings" which in turn means the U.S. had many positive successes and they were gaining pride.