Webster in Congress
This treaty, negotiated by Daniel Webster, the American Secretary of State, and Lord Ashburton resolved the border dispute between the United States and Canada. Canada received 5,000 square miles; and the United States received 7,000. The dispute was primarily on the border of Maine. The disputed issue of the Oregon border was left for later settlement.
The War of 1812 ended without solving any of the border disputes between the United States and British Canada. The disputes between those two countries had existed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The final negotiations were handled by United States Secretary of State Daniel Webster, and a British diplomat, named, Alexander Baring Baron Ashburton.