Apush Chapter 13 Summary

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APUSH P4
11/30/15
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Chapter 13 – IMPENDING CRISIS
How were the boundary disputes in Oregon and Texas resolved?
• • Britain and the United States both claimed sovereignty in the Northwest, a dispute initially resolved by an 1818 treaty allowing “joint occupation” by settlers from either nation.
• • Considerable numbers of Americans migrated to the Northwest in the 1840s. Despite conflicts with Indians, these migrants were able to establish permanent settlements and urged the U.S. government to solidify American claims in the region.
• • President Polk proposed setting the boundary between the United States and British Canada at the 49th parallel, a proposal that was accepted only after Polk threated war to take the border farther
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