The most vital own debts of the Plymouth Colony, the main resources of Nathaniel Philbrick's New York Times bestseller Mayflower
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The problem was providing New York with the agreed upon 20-mile buffer east of the Hudson while at the same time preserving for Connecticut its towns of Greenwich and Stamford. The solution turned out to be a panhandle. (Figure 40) Connecticut 20 mile buffer Hudson New York Stamford Greenwich la g Is Lon oun nd S New Jersey New York FIG. 40 Connecticut’s Southwest Panhandle d CON N EC T I C U T 49 Hudson Massachusetts The “oblong” New York New Jersey FIG. 41 Connecticut and g Isl Lon Sound Adjusted Western Border of Connecticut To compensate New York for the land claims it released in creating the panhandle, Connecticut gave to New York a strip of land along its western border.
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In fact, why isn’t Alaska just a continuation of Canada? Were the Canadians suckered? Or did we threaten them? And why is Alaska’s straight-line border where it is? In acquiring Alaska, the United States did not, despite appearances, take advantage of Canada. Alaska’s current borders were already set when the United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867. AL AS K A 19 Alaska’s Southern and Eastern Borders In 1821, the Russian-American Company, a fur trading corporation operating under a charter from the czar, laid claim to all the land along the Alaskan coast north of the 51st parallel.