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Lecture 6

HIST 1300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Delaware Nation At Moraviantown, Lower Canada, American Revolutionary WarPremium

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Department
History
Course Code
HIST 1300
Professor
Jill M.St.Germain
Lecture
6

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HIST1300TheMakingofCanadaLecture6:HowCanadaGotItsBorders
TheBoundariesQuestion
● DonaldCreightonandCanada’sNaturalBoundaries
○ ClaimedCanadadevelopednaturallyduetoeconomicimpulsesofthefurtrade.
○ DonaldCreighton:majorCANhistorianmid20thCentury.
TheEmpireoftheSt.Lawrence–Creighton’sexplanationforthepolitical
developmentofCanada.
● “ManifestDestiny”termdescribingU.S.assumptionofitsnaturalrighttoexpandacross
continent.

TheU.S.FactorinCanadianBoundaries
CAN/US:“Thelongestundefendedborderintheworld”

● BritishSelfInterest
○ 1931StatuteofWestminster–FullCanadianSovereignty
○ 49thParallelthelinedividingCanadaandtheUSfromtheGreatLakestothe
Pacific
○ 1880sBorderCommissionsfinishsurveyingthe49thparallel
○ 1869BritainencouragesHudson’sBayCompanytosellRupert’sLandto
Canada.
○ 1883BritaintransferssovereigntyoverArctictoCanada.

ThePostRevolutionaryWorld(1783)
● 1774QuebecActextendedQuebec’sboundariesbackintoOldNorthwest
○ NorthwestTerritorygiventoAmericansaftertheRevolutionarywar.
● AmericanRevolutionaryWar(17751783)

TheTreatyofParis,1783
● 1783TreatyofParis–endsAmericanRevolutionarywar
○ Didnotthinkoftheimpactofwarontheground.Lossofpropertyetc.
○ Britaindoesn’tpayattentiontoitsFirstNationsallies.Britainseizesterritorythat
doesn’tbelongtothem.
● St.CroixRiver–contentiousboundaryreferencepointinNewBrunswick
● FortsintheOldNorthwestregion:–Michilimackinac,Detroit,Oswego,etc.
ContinuingChallengesintheOldNorthwest,17831794

● TheJayTreaty,(November19,1794)
○ 1794possibilityofwarbetw/Britain&US
○ Theydecidetonegotiateinstead.AmericanssendJohnJay.
○ 1794USSupremeCourtJohnJaydispatchedtosettleissuesw/Britain
● 1794(November19)JayTreaty
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