Hartford Convention

A convention held in December, 1814, at Hartford Connecticut to organize New England's opposition to the War of 1812 and the Madison administration's policies. Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island sent the majority of the 26 delegates; Vermont sent 1 and New Hampshire sent 2. Meetings were held in secret; no records were kept. A series of resolutions and recommended amendments to the US Constitution came to nothing, due to Andrew Jackson's victory over the British at New Orleans in 1815 and the end of the war.