The War of 1812
Treaty of Ghent

Treaty of Ghent
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.51

     challenging words:    ending, zone, settled, lead, working, become, meeting, future, life, neutral, fight, people, peace, issue, fend, treat
     content words:    John Quincy Adams, Great Lakes, Mississippi River, United States, Many American, Andrew Jackson, Native Americans

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Treaty of Ghent
By Cathy Pearl

1     The War of 1812 was ending. People from America and Britain were meeting in Belgium. They were working on a treaty that would end the war. But would either side give up anything? And if they didn't, why did they fight a war?
2     The peace treaty was signed on December 24, 1814. It was called the Treaty of Ghent. An American, John Quincy Adams, said that "nothing was settled" in the treaty.
3     At first, Britain demanded a lot of things. They did not think they were going to lose the war in the end. Britain was tired of fighting. The country had been in different wars for almost twenty years. The people of that country were tired of it.
4     Britain wanted a neutral zone around the Great Lakes. They also wanted to be able to use the Mississippi River. They also did not want Americans to be able to fish near Newfoundland.

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