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Maptour: The Boundaries of Canada, 1670-2001
America’s Revolutionary New Nation

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Map: Boundary Changes, 1670-2001

Try This:

  • Keep open the interactive map "Boundary Changes, 1670-2001."
  • Under LAYER CONTROLS, turn on the checkbox for "1774"; then turn on "1783."
  • Click back and forth, noting the substantial changes that occur on the map.

Notice ...

  • The Canada - United States border through the Great Lakes appears for the first time.


  • In 1783 the United States, a sovereign nation, was poised to indulge its own territorial - some would say imperial - ambitions both west and north.