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  1. The Alaska Boundary Dispute By: Kirsten Kramer, CharnveerBoyal, PriyaTakhar, Sandy Nahal, ManpreetMattu.

  2. The Alaskan Boundary Dispute • Took place between Canada and the U.S over Alaska • In 1867 U.S purchased Alaska from Russia • This didn’t make much impact until the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898 • The sixth lord of Alverstone who was the lord chief of justice in England, he supported the American claim for a boundary running behind Inuits • The Canadian judges refuse to sign the reward that was issued on October 20th1903 • Violent anti British feeling had erupted in Canada

  3. The Alaskan Boundary Disputes • Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier was irriated at the decision • Laurier asserted that Canada lack of treaty making power made it difficult to maintain the rights internationally • Canadian anger was slowly disappearing • But suspicions of the U.S provoked by the award may have contributed to Canada's rejection of free trade in 1911 • They called this the Reciprocity Election • Alaska settlement gave better understanding between the U.S and Brittan that worked to Canada’s advantage WWI