Editors. "Treaty of Washington settles difficulties between Britain and USA". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18600, accessed 22 December 2014.]
Britain and the USA sign the Treaty of Washington, settling disputes over the north-west boundary between the American state and the territory of British Colombia, as well as the attendant fishing rights. It also attempts to bring an end to the US resentment over the 'Alabama claims' for British assistance to the Confederates in the Civil War, as Britain agrees to pay $15.5 million in damages.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.