aug 9, 1842 - Webster–Ashburton Treaty
A treaty that resolved several border issues between the United States and the British North American colonies (the region that became Canada). Signed under John Tyler's presidency, it resolved the Aroostook War, a nonviolent dispute over the location of the Maine–New Brunswick border.
The Webster–Ashburton Treaty:
- Established the border between Lake Superior and the Lake of the Woods, originally defined in the Treaty of Paris in 1783;
- Reaffirmed the location of the border (at the 49th parallel) in the westward frontier up to the Rocky Mountains defined in the Treaty of 1818;
- Defined seven crimes subject to extradition;
Called for a final end to the slave trade on the high seas;
- Agreed that the two parties would share use of the Great Lakes.
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