Manipulating the maine maps in 1842 the british

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Manipulating the Maine Maps In 1842, the British wanted to build a road westward from the seaport of Halifax to Quebec, running through disputed territory. The London Foreign Office sent Lord Ashburton to Washington to settle the dispute. He and Daniel Webster negotiated and gave the Americans 7,000mi2 of the 12,000mi2 of land in dispute. The Lone Star of Texas Shines Alone In the 8 years since 1836, Mexico considered Texas as a province in revolt and refused to recognize Texas's independence. Mexico threatened war if the America protected Texas. Texas made treaties with France, Holland, and Belgium. Britain wanted to have relations with Texas because Britain could try to make Texas tear America apart. Britain wanted Texas as an independent ally. The Belated Texas Nuptials Texas became a leading issue in the presidential campaign of 1844. The Democrats were pro- expansion and were for annexing Texas. President Tyler signed a resolution in 1845 that invited Texas to become the 28th state in America. Oregon Fever Populates Oregon Four nations claimed Oregon Country at one time: Spain, Russia, Britain, and the United States. Spain dropped out of America with the Florida Treaty of 1819 and Russia dropped out with the treaties of 1824 and 1825. Britain controlled the portion north of the Columbia River. By 1846, about 5,000 Americans settled south of the Columbia River. The British had a lesser population but it did not want to give up its claims to the Columbia River. The disputed territory in Oregon Country became an issue in the election of 1844. A Mandate for Manifest Destiny
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In the election of 1844, the Whig party chose Henry Clay, and the Democrats chose James K.
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