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The United States and New Granada (today Colombia) sign the Bidlack Treaty

Central America, 1857, zoomable map
12/12/1846
The United States and New Granada (today Colombia) signed the Bidlack Treaty, which guarantees the U.S. exclusive transit rights across the Isthmus of Panama in exchange for help defending the region against British encroachment. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Lester H. Brune, ed., Chronological History of United States Foreign Relations, 1776 to January 20, 1981, vol. 1 (New York:  Garland Publishing, 1985), 229/

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