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"The British Regime in Wisconsin and the Northwest" by Louise Phelps Kellogg


Vocabulary:

treaty
restoring


Interesting Fact:

The British had captured the Fort Shelby in Prairie du Chien and renamed it Fort McKay. After the treaty of Ghent, the Americans burned the fort and replaced it with Fort Crawford. in 1816.


Study Questions:

  • What was the cause of the War of 1812?
  • What was the extent of the battle when the British captured Fort Shelby?
  • Where is Ghent. Why was the treay signed there?


    Search these newspaper databases for additional stories about the Treaty of Ghent or Wisconsin forts:

  • Wisconsin State Journal/The Capital Times
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • BadgerLink Wisconsin Newsstand
  • Wisconsin Historical Society


    U.S. historical events that occurred on December 24:

    1851: A fire at the Library of Congress destroys 35,000 volumes.
    1865: The Ku Klux Klan is formed in Pulaski, Tennessee.



  • December 24

    December 24, 1814: The treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812, restoring Wisconsin to American rule. Control of forts at Prairie du Chien and Mackinac passed back into American hands by mid-1815.


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