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 The Battle of New Orleans
Teaching Strategy
The last major battle of the War of 1812 was the Battle of New Orleans, fought on January 8, 1815 -- two weeks after the war officially ended with the Treaty of Ghent.  In this lesson, students compare the 19th-century song "The Battle of New Orleans" to the actual events of the battle. They then assess the impact of the battle occurring after the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the war. In integrated extensions, advanced students compare the resources of the Americans and the British during the battle for a fuller picture of the battle and its impact.  More
Primary Source
Battle of New Orleans The Library of Congress
This 1890s lithograph commemorates the Battle of New Orleans, which took place on January 8, 1815. Although more than 80 years had passed since the battle, Andrew Jackson was still considered a folk hero.  More
"Glorious news! -- New-Orleans is rescued -- it is secure. American valour has again come in contact with the veterans of the old world, and the bloodhounds of England are destroyed. The riflemen of Tennessee and Kentucky have mowed down like grass, the ranks of the ferocious islanders. Immortal is the name of JACKSON -- immortalized is the city of New-Orleans. Let no man hereafter despair of the republic."
Bee-office (Hudson, N.Y.), Feb. 8, 1815. Indiana University Digital Library Program. 

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