The Oregon Treaty of 1846 was an agreement with Great Britain that gave the U.S. undisputed claim to the Pacific Northwest south of the 49th parallel. The states carved out of this treaty are the present states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and the southwest corner of Wyoming. This treaty with Great Britain was signed on June 12, 1846. Certified federal land patents were given free and clear title with no encumbrances.
" 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
North America 171 years ago today: Oregon Treaty (15 Jun 1846) http://omniatlas.com/maps/northamerica/18460615/ War with Mexico encouraged President Polk to settle the Oregon dispute between the US and Britain. In June both countries agreed to the division of Oregon Country along the 49th parallel, with Vancouver Island falling to Britain.
Oregon Country-- was a predominantly American term referring to a disputed region of the Pacific Northwest of North America. The region was occupied by British and French Canadian fur traders from before 1810, and American settlers from the mid-1830s, with its coastal areas north from the Columbia River frequented by ships from all nations engaged in the maritime fur trade, most of these from the 1790s through 1810s being Boston-based. The Oregon Treaty of 1846 ended disputed joint occupancy