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Webster-Ashburton Treaty cartoon

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Webster-Ashburton Treaty cartoon / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 4, page 118-122.

Daniel Webster negotiated Maine's northern boundary at the end of the Aroostook War. His statesmanship brought a bloodless ending to the conflict and determined Maine's northern boundary.

His efforts also made the people in the Madawaska area American citizens.

Like their southern counterparts, who a generation before had grappled with a broadened governmental reach, the people in Aroostook suddenly found themselves subject to laws and taxes from a government a great distance away.