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How long did the War of 1812 last ? - (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question How long did the War of 1812 last ?
Answer  The war of 1812 actually lasted for three full years and a few months. The United States declared war on Britain on June 19,1812. The Treaty of Ghent, signed on December 25, 1814, effectively ended the War of 1812.
However, it was not until January 8, 1815, at the Battle of New Orleans, that the last battle was fought.

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