Roosevelt’s introduction into world politics came in the form of the unclear boundary line descriptions in the Alaska purchase from Russia in 1867. The line between the Alaskan panhandle and the Canadian Yukon were being disputed. Canada pressed their claim to ownership. President Roosevelt was not willing to compromise with the Canadians. In 1902, an arbitration panel was formed, consisting of three Americans, two Canadians, and one British. Roosevelt instructed the American representatives to give compromise nothing, give nothing, his orders were let known to British diplomats located in Washington. The end result being that the British representative agreed with the American representatives, the panels vote brought forth the rejection of Canadian claims, and the boundary was adjusted to a slight degree (Jaycox, 2005).
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