Webster Ashburton Treaty (Was there any singular event that caused it to…
Webster Ashburton Treaty
Why did it happen when it happened?
It was a long time coming and the Aroostook War definitely made it happen sooner than it might have but there doesn't seem to really be a reason as to why it happpened when it did.
What caused the Aroostook war to happen?
People to the north and south of the area were trying to move in nad claim the land as their own, tensions rose and the Aroostook "War" happened, a one year conflict in which no one died.
Why was this land desirable?
There were large forested areas that could be profitable if people were to cut and sell the wood and there was just a lot of land that had yet to be settled.
Did the U.S. benefit from the land?
How did the U.S. think it would benefit from the land?
Lumber and land
What did people want from the land?
Was there any singular event that caused it to happen when it did?
Not really, the border was going to have to be decided sooner or later and the Aroostook War probably made it happen sooner, but even then the treaty didn't happen until a couple of years after it.
How did the U.S. benefit from the land?
More land to settle, lumber.
Did the U.S. benefit from the treaty?
Yes, it got a lot of land
Were the others interested in the land interested for the same reason(s) that the U.S. was?
Who else was interested in the land?
The British colonies in the area that later becmae Canada.
How was the land used?
It was settled and people were able to get lumber from the area.