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Aug 16, 2006, 11:17
Ohio Treaty of Ghent
Perry's victory at the Battle of Lake Erie helped to assure the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. Great Britain agreed to relinquish claims to the Northwest Territory, and both countries pledged to work toward ending the slave trade. America, in turn, gained influence as a foreign power.
Jan 28, 2005, 08:53
On 10 September 1813, Master Commandant Oliver Hazard Perry met and defeated a British flotilla, under Commander Robert Heriot Barclay, at the Battle of Lake Erie. Perry's victory on Lake Erie accomplished three ends. It secured control of the lake for the United States. Furthermore, it proved a valuable morale booster for a country desperately in need of good news. Lastly, it provided a bargaining chip for the United States peace commissioners in Ghent, Belgium until further American victories in 1814 convinced the British to treat the peace process seriously.
Jan 27, 2005, 15:48