Why The Failure Of The Battle Of New Orleans

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The Battle of New Orleans mainly took place in December 1814. Technically, this war should not have happened, but it did due to failure of the news of the Treaty of Ghent reaching American shores in time. The Treaty of Ghent was signed to form a truce by European diplomats during the late stages of the War of 1812. The Battle of New Orleans was part of a larger, three pronged attack set by Great Britain, and its goals were to “…gain domain over the Mississippi River and hold the trade of the entire American South under its thumb”. The other two “prongs” of this large attack had been dealt with at the Battles of Baltimore and Plattsburgh. Major General Andrew Jackson would deal with the last one, at The Battle of New
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