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Lecture 9

lecture 9

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Department
History
Course
HIS102Y1
Professor
Robert Bothwell
Semester
Fall

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LECTURE 9 – OCT 9. 2012 - although the war of 1812 territorial a wash there were losers from this war, the native nations of north America and they exit as international actors, the natives probably did have an objective in the war which was to carve out an Indian territory which would have been autonomous and it would have been in the center of American territory – this objective was not achieved, the native nations were abandoned by the British - north and south of the British American border the native nations are consigned to reserves derived from the pre colonial British policy, therefore there is a succession of treaties of British American and native authorities - the status of the natives of north Americans in doubt because they are treaties that have some control or ownership of land – the relationship between Canada and America and Canada and the natives is ambiguous - although native individuals have played a role in the Canadian armies they enter the nation as individuals and not as representatives of their nation in any form - prior to 1815 the great war was happening which came to an end with the battle of waterloo, the winning powers were the autocracies… - spain and Portugal are the other two countries with empires in the Americas, for 15 years the government of Portugal was directed by, the king then returned to Lisbon, the revolution then broke out In brazil and for the next 60 years brazil is independent of Portugal - the Spanish had governed their colonies in a dispersed way, the various regions of south amrican declared their independence the Spanish did not go willingly therefore there were a fair number of battles – this results in a civil war in many places - mexico beomes an indpenendent monarchy like brazil, all of this greatly offended the whole European powers and their way of diplomacy and they debate whether or not to help Ferdinand - these discussions went quite far and they suggest that in anglo American relations there is a reciognition that americans and british had more in common than what separated – so they were drawing a little more closely to each other on political and ideological grounds - there is finally a mutual understanding the great enemy of America Is not great britian - john quinsy adams – what he did not want was an alliance between the great british and america because of the great unbalance of power - what the americans wanted was the disapeareance of the Spanish empire they did not care much for theportugese but they wanted spain gone and spain was still a great power and if theyre empire was reunited they could be very much powerful - the americans wanted a boundry between them and the Spanish and they also wanted to take over florida and they succeed in both – florida becomes part of the U.S in 1819 - what is now the border of California was once between the boundries between the Spanish and the united states - the general princible was agreed – that the northern boundries should be firm and t
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