Monday, September 27, 2010

John Q. Adams

He was the son of John Adams, who headed the group of peacemakers that traveled to the Belgian city of Ghent in 1814 to discuss terms of peace with British diplomats in an effort to end the war. When they met on Christmas Eve 1814, an agreement was reached and its terms were: a halt to the fighting, the return of all conquered territory to the prewar diplomat, and recognition of the prewar boundary between Canada and the U.S. This was known as the Treaty of Ghent, later ratified by the Senate in 1815.

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