The war began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain. The conflict
was over trade restrictions. The two countries ultimately signed the Treaty
of Ghent on December 24, 1814. News of the peace treaty took two months
to reach the U.S.,during which fighting continued until February 18,1815.The
war opened a long era of peaceful relations between the United States and
the British Empire.
“The Battle of New Orleans” on January 9, 1815 was the climatic battle
in the the War of 1812 and the early career of General Andrew Jackson,
depicted in the above painting.