Seventeen. Theodore Roosevelt and Canada: Alaska, the “Big Stick” and the North Atlantic Triangle, 1901–1909

  1. Serge Ricard
  1. Tony McCulloch

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch17

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

How to Cite

McCulloch, T. (2011) Theodore Roosevelt and Canada: Alaska, the “Big Stick” and the North Atlantic Triangle, 1901–1909, in A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt (ed S. Ricard), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344233.ch17

Editor Information

  1. Roosevelt Study Center, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444331400

Online ISBN: 9781444344233

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Keywords:

  • Roosevelt, and Canada, Alaska, “Big Stick” and North Atlantic Triangle;
  • Alaska boundary dispute and 1903 settlement;
  • domination of US-Canadian relations, in TR's term as President;
  • purchase of Alaska, 1867;
  • Alaska and the Klondike Gold Rush, 1897;
  • TR, 26th president of the United States, 1901;
  • controversial choice of three American “impartial jurists of repute”;
  • Canada, victim of TR's “big stick” approach in Alaska dispute;
  • key event in formation of the North Atlantic Triangle;
  • Roosevelt's establishment of “a League of Peace”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Alaska Debate

  • The Origins of the Alaska Dispute

  • The Purchase of Alaska, 1867

  • Alaska and the Klondike Gold Rush, 1897

  • The Advent of Roosevelt, September 1901

  • The Alaska Boundary Tribunal, 1903

  • Was Canada “Big Sticked”?

  • Cleaning the Slate, 1905–1909

  • The North Atlantic Triangle

  • Conclusion

  • References