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The United States and Great Britain sign the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty

Central America, 1857, zoomable map
04/19/1850
The United States and Great Britain signed the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty, by which the two countries agreed to share custody of any trans-oceanic canal to be built across Central America in the future. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Neville Williams, ed., Chronology of World History, vol. 3 (Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1999), 256.

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