Number of british visitors to America- wrote nasty things about Americans and their way of life ii. America’s Crudity 1. Tobacco spitting 2. Frontier 3. Slave auctions
4. No manners 5. Travel books written that were negative about America iii. Americans started to write nasty things about the british iv. Why was this caused? American busy industrializing and improving- American needed british capital- Britain had excess capital to invest (wealthy people) 1. People are very eager to borrow money and grateful that they are lending it a. People in debt become resentful for crediters pushing them v. 1837- small group of Canadians rebelled against british rule 1. minute revolt- bunch of Americans who instantaneously went to helpt the Canadians 2. several incidents along the way a. Caroline incident (American steamship- went back and forth across the Niagra between NY and Ontario) b. British attacked the caroline because mad i. Ship did sink- didn’t go off the falls- only one American was killed in this incident ii. This incident exasperated the tension vi. 1841-2- finally led to a treaty 1. Known as the Webster-Ashburton 1842- fixed boundary between maine and canada- americans got more land but Britain got the land they wanted to build their road 2. British and Americans had a dispute about boundary of maine and Canada – lumberjack war 3. 12,000 square miles of territory that was in dispute 4. Webster negotiated (secretary of state) with lord ashburton 5. British wanted some specific land- building something from something to something a. Aemricans got more land, but british got what they needed to build the road vii. Boundary between minnestota and canda (secondary issue) 1. Turned out to be a gain to US 2. Mesabi Range- contained iron ore- important in late 19 th century d. By regularizing those issues- led to an end of the overall frictions- important for both the british and Americans to have a good working relationship i. British could not grow enough food for their people- imported food from the US ii. Both sides neede each others help Texas- broke away in Mexco- in the war of texas indepndedn 1835-6 1. Santa Anna- forced ot signa treaty proclaiming texas independence 2. Sam Houston- wanted Andrew Jackson to agree to annex texas- he knew that it would cause a big issue 3. Texas became its own country- Lone Star Republic- Sam Houston became president 4. Independent texas was desired by some European nations- especially the British a. Texas is independent- check the expasnsion of the US i. Us woulnd’t grow to be as big and powerful a country ii. British saw two different advantages from trade perspective 1.