Bthe two nations were constantly on the brink of war

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b.The two nations were constantly on the brink of war, triggered by boundary disputes, and especially the attack and destruction of the American steamer, the Caroline, by British forces along the Niagara River, seeking to block it from bringing supplies to insurgents. . c. The U.S. and Britain engaged in several compromises during the decade, among them the resolution of the Maine boundary dispute—in which the Americans kept roughly 7,000 square miles of the 12,000 square miles in dispute, and England got the Halifax-Quebec route it desired. d. The U.S. and Britain had some difficulties surrounding the northernmost borders. One involved the Maine boundary, a section of which the British claimed for a road connecting Halifax to Quebec. A clash along the border known as the Aroostook War had the potential to become a full-scale war, if not for the effort to strike a compromise. e.Correct answer. The two countries experienced boundary and other tensions during the 1830s, but tension over tariffs was not at the core of their differences or woes.
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Question 5 a.The resolution sought to be an even split in terms of giving each country its foremost desire. In truth, America got slightly more land, but not all of it. b.As noted above, the goal was to appease each nation on a somewhat equal footing, even if that meant America got slightly more land and an expanded boundary and England got the inland route to its coast that it hoped to obtain. c. America received more land—about 7000 of the 12,000 acres in question—but the British were given the right to build the road connecting Halifax and Quebec. d. Correct answer. The resolution actually adjusted the Canadian border so that the U.S. gained an additional 6,500 square miles. e. The boundary adjustment favored the U.S., not the British. England, however, did get the stretch of land it wanted to create a land-to-seaboard connection between Halifax and Quebec. Question 6 a. Americans worried that as long as Texas remained independent; the U.S. was in danger of being a victim of foreign intrigue. There was also fear that its independent status could ultimately push the U.S. to become entangled in a series of wars at home and abroad. b. As the years passed between Texas’s declaration of independence in 1836 and its interest in annexation in the mid 1840s, Americans increasingly believed Mexico would not be able to reclaim its lost territory. This belief led to increased interest in the prospect of annexation by the U.S. c. Increasing, British interest in Texas definitely played a role in U.S. considerations about whether or not to annex the territory. British abolitionists had begun settling in the region and Southerners worried that if they were able to liberate slaves there, they might be able to do the same throughout the South. British commercial interests also eyed Texas as not only a possible free-trade zone from which they could purchase cotton without paying heavy U.S. tariffs.
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