The Treaty of Ghent


Definition:
Treaty of Ghent: A treaty made by Jefferson and the British king at 1814, December 24th. This treaty ended the war of 1812.


Connection:
The Treaty of Ghent relates to Jefferson in one obvious way, and that is that Jefferson is the one who signed the treaty. Another way it relates to Jefferson is because after all Jefferson's hard work sending warships, stopping trade, making battle plans, and other war responsibilities he gets to relax and sign the treaty to stop the madness.

Picture:
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(I got this picture here)
-This picture most obviously fits in because this is a painting of The Treaty being signed!

Trace Fossil:
first page of the original handwritten copy of the Treaty of Ghent
first page of the original handwritten copy of the Treaty of Ghent

I suppose that The Treaty of Ghent
could be counted as a trace fossil
because it has so many meanings.
It stopped the war, represented
Jefferson, and allowed peace with
Britain and America.






(I got this picture here)



My favorite line from the book:
The most meaningful line from the social studies textbook "American - History of Our Nation" is on page 330 and says, "On Christmas Eve 1814, the two sides signed the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the war."
Except that the Treaty didn't end all fighting. The Battle of New Orleans took place about two weeks after the treaty was signed.

By: Parker Gajewski

Comment Section


-Mr. Kannan
Good start. All looks well. You might want to include where in the book the ideas on the treaty can be found. Also, perhaps you want to include that the Treaty didn't end all fighting. The Battle of New Orleans took place about two weeks after the treaty was signed. Keep working well.

-Rory 2nd Period
Nice work! Everything was direct and easy to understand. I like how you described the treaty as a trace fossil; that was a nice touch.

-Parker 1st Period
Thanks! I'll check out your page now!

-Ben E. per. 1, loved your page. You did a nice job.