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This copy of the Treaty of Ghent was written by Henry Clay. Courtesy of the Clements Library University of Michigan

This copy of the Treaty of Ghent was written by Henry Clay. Courtesy of the Clements Library University of Michigan

“His Voice Spoke War and Peace”: Henry Clay, the War of 1812 and the Treaty of Ghent

March 17, 2014 – December 31, 2014

In th list of Henry Clay’s accomplishments one first truly great ones was the War of 1812. Clay, as a war Hawk, fought hard to start the war and later was asked to help negotiate peace. Those negotiations culminated in a treaty signed in Ghent, Belgium on December 24, 1814. This treaty helped to establish America as a fully independent and viable nation ready to participate on the world stage. This exhibit explores the war, the treaty and Clay’s role in both. Designed to commemorate the bicentennial of the treaty in December, the exhibit features important images and truly remarkable artifacts including the diplomatic specification coat Clay wore at important events in the negotiations.

 

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