15 February 2015

On This Day: President submits treaty to end War

President James Madison submitted a treaty to the US Senate On This Day in 1815 to end the War of 1812. The Senate however tabled the treaty and recessed for the day. The treaty was ratified the next day unanimously.

Jefferson, Thomas. “The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: 1 October 1814 to 31 August 1815.” Princeton University Press. Pp 267-268.  
Photo of Madison: Wikipedia, public domain image.


On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.


© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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