The Oregon Treaty between the UK and the US signed on June 15, 1846, in Washington, D.C. brought an end to the Oregon boundary dispute by settling competing American and British claims to the Oregon Country, which had been jointly occupied by both Britain and the U.S. since the Anglo-American Convention (Treaty) of 1818.
" The Oregon Treaty is a treaty between the United Kingdom and the United States that was signed on June 15, 1846, in Washington, D.C. The treaty brought an end to the Oregon boundary dispute by settling competing American and British claims to the Oregon Country, which had been jointly occupied by both Britain and the U.S. since the Treaty of 1818." Wikipedia
Today on 11/11/1889 – The State of Washington is admitted as the 42nd State of the United States.Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Washington was carved out of the western part of Washington Territory which had been ceded by Britain in 1846 by the Oregon Treaty as settlement of the Oregon Boundary Dispute. It was admitted…
Claims on the Oregon Country, 19th Century. The Oregon boundary dispute or the Oregon Question, was a controversy over the political division of the Pacific Northwest of North America between several...
Map of The Oregon Treaty in 1823- 1845: The west side of the United States have not been claimed by the Americans yet. Later on the war with Mexico heats up since America wants the other side of the country. Women during this time must have a hard time dealing with men going to war and settlement on the western side of the country.
FORT VICTORIA in 1845 [drawing by M O'Leary] In 1843, the Hudson's Bay Company sent James Douglas to build a fort some distance north of Fort Vancouver. This fort on Vancouver Island became the new headquarters of the district. The signing of the Oregon Treaty in 1846, settled the matter of Fort Vancouver’s further suitability as the company's headquarters. The fort was the beginnings of a settlement that eventually grew into the modern Victoria, BC.