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Fort Vancouver
Fort Vancouver
Vancouver
was a 19th-century fur trading post that was the headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, located in the Pacific Northwest. Named for Captain George Vancouver, the fort was located on the northern bank of the Columbia River
Columbia River
in present-day Vancouver, Washington. The fort was a major center of the regional fur trading. Every year trade goods and supplies from London arrived either via ships sailing to the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
or overland from Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay
via the York Factory
York Factory
Express. Supplies and trade goods were exchanged with a plethora of Indigenous cultures for fur pelts
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National Register Of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
(NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property. The passage of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in 1966 established the National Register and the process for adding properties to it. Of the more than one million properties on the National Register, 80,000 are listed individually
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George Canning
George Canning
George Canning
FRS (11 April 1770 – 8 August 1827) was a British statesman and Tory politician who served in various senior cabinet positions under numerous Prime Ministers, before himself serving as Prime Minister for the final four months of his life. The son of an actress and a failed businessman and lawyer, Canning was supported financially by his uncle, Stratford Canning, which allowed him to attend Eton College
Eton College
and Christ Church, Oxford. Canning entered politics in 1793 and rose rapidly. He was Paymaster of the Forces (1800–01) and Treasurer of the Navy
Treasurer of the Navy
(1804–06) under William Pitt the Younger. Canning was Foreign Secretary (1807–09) under the Duke of Portland, who was ill. Canning was the dominant figure in the cabinet and directed the seizure of the Danish fleet in 1807 to assure Britain's naval supremacy over Napoleon
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Albert Gallatin
Abraham Alfonse Albert Gallatin
Albert Gallatin
(January 29, 1761 – August 12, 1849) was a Swiss-American politician, diplomat, ethnologist and linguist. He was an important leader of the Democratic-Republican Party, serving in various federal elective and appointed positions across four decades. He represented Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
in the Senate and the House of Representatives before becoming the longest-tenured United States Secretary of the Treasury and serving as a high-ranking diplomat. Born in Geneva
Geneva
in present-day Switzerland, Gallatin immigrated to the United States
United States
in the 1780s, settling in western Pennsylvania. He served as a delegate to the 1789 Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
constitutional convention and won election to the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
General Assembly
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Plenipotentiary
The word plenipotentiary (from the Latin
Latin
plenus "full" and potens "powerful") has two meanings. As a noun, it refers to a person who has "full powers". In particular, the term commonly refers to a diplomat fully authorized to represent a government as a prerogative (e.g., ambassador). As an adjective, plenipotentiary refers to something—an edict, assignment, etc.—that confers "full powers".[1]Contents1 Diplomats 2 Administration2.1 Colonial era 2.2 Pre-World War II Europe 2.3 Nazi Germany 2.4 In Africa 2.5 Since 19452.5.1 South Africa 2.5.2 Russia3 Translation 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksDiplomats[edit] Before the era of rapid international transport or essentially instantaneous communication (such as telegraph in the mid-19th century and then radio), diplomatic mission chiefs were granted full (plenipotentiary) powers to represent their government in negotiations with their host nation
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Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl Of Ripon
Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon, PC (1 November 1782 – 28 January 1859), styled The Honourable F. J. Robinson until 1827 and known as The Viscount Goderich /ˈɡoʊdrɪtʃ/ GOHD-rich[1] between 1827 and 1833, the name by which he is best known to history, was a British politician of the Regency era. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between August 1827 and January 1828. A member of the rural landowning aristocracy, Robinson entered politics through family connections. In the House of Commons he rose through junior ministerial ranks, achieving cabinet office in 1818 as President of the Board of Trade. In 1823 he was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, a post he held for four years
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Gulf Of Georgia
The Strait of Georgia
Strait of Georgia
or the Georgia Strait[1] is an arm of the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
between Vancouver Island, and the mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada
Canada
and extreme northern Washington, United States. It is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi) long and varies in width from 20 to 58 kilometres (12 to 36 mi).[2] Along with the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Strait of Juan de Fuca
and Puget Sound, it is a constituent part of the Salish Sea. Archipelagos and narrow channels mark each end of the Strait of Georgia, the Gulf Islands
Gulf Islands
and San Juan Islands
San Juan Islands
in the south, and the Discovery Islands
Discovery Islands
in the north
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Strait Of Georgia
The Strait of Georgia
Strait of Georgia
or the Georgia Strait[1] is an arm of the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
between Vancouver Island, and the mainland coast of British Columbia, Canada
Canada
and extreme northern Washington, United States. It is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi) long and varies in width from 20 to 58 kilometres (12 to 36 mi).[2] Along with the Strait of Juan de Fuca
Strait of Juan de Fuca
and Puget Sound, it is a constituent part of the Salish Sea. Archipelagos and narrow channels mark each end of the Strait of Georgia, the Gulf Islands
Gulf Islands
and San Juan Islands
San Juan Islands
in the south, and the Discovery Islands
Discovery Islands
in the north
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Strait Of Juan De Fuca
The Strait of Juan de Fuca
Juan de Fuca
(officially named Juan de Fuca
Juan de Fuca
Strait in Canada[1]) is a large body of water about 154 kilometres (96 mi) long[2] that is the Salish Sea's outlet to the Pacific Ocean. The international boundary between Canada
Canada
and the United States
United States
runs down the center of the Strait. It was named in 1787 by the maritime fur trader Charles William Barkley, captain of the Imperial Eagle, for Juan de Fuca, the Greek navigator who sailed in a Spanish expedition in 1592 to seek the fabled Strait of Anián
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Alta California
Alta California
California
(English: Upper California), founded in 1769 by Gaspar de Portolà, was a polity of New Spain, and, after the Mexican War of Independence in 1822, a territory of Mexico. The region included all of the modern American states of California, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado
Colorado
and New Mexico. Neither Spain nor Mexico
Mexico
ever colonized the area beyond the southern and central coastal area of present-day California, so they never exerted any effective control north of the Sonoma area, or east of the California
California
Coast Ranges
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Pemmican War
The Pemmican War
Pemmican War
was a series of armed confrontations during the North American fur trade between the Hudson's Bay Company
Hudson's Bay Company
(HBC) and the North West Company
North West Company
(NWC) in the years following the establishment of the Red River Colony
Red River Colony
in 1812 by Lord Selkirk
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Secretary Of State For Foreign Affairs
Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, normally referred to as the Foreign Secretary, is a senior official within the Government of the United Kingdom
Government of the United Kingdom
and head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Foreign Secretary is a member of the Cabinet, and the post is considered one of the Great Offices of State
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United States Secretary Of State
The Secretary of State is a senior official of the federal government of the United States
United States
of America, and as head of the U.S. Department of State, is principally concerned with foreign policy and is considered to be the U.S. government's equivalent of a Minister for Foreign Affairs.[4][5] The Secretary of State is nominated by the President of the United States and, following a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, is confirmed by the United States Senate. The Secretary of State, along with the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, and Attorney General, are generally regarded as the four most important Cabinet members because of the importance of their respective departments.[6] Secretary of State is a Level I position in the Executive Schedule and thus earns the salary prescribed for that level (currently $205,700).[3] The current acting Secretary of State is John J. Sullivan
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HMS Racoon (1808)
HMS Racoon, sometimes spelled HMS Raccoon, was an 18-gun ship sloop of the Cormorant Class of the Royal Navy. She was built by John Preston, of Great Yarmouth, and launched on 30 March 1808. She sailed as far as Fort Astoria
Fort Astoria
on the Columbia River. She became a hospital ship in 1819 and finally was sold in 1838.Contents1 Service 2 Post-war and fate 3 See also 4 Notes, citations, referencesService[edit] Her first commander was Commander James Welsh, under whom she was sent to operate off the African coast. He sailed her to Jamaica on 16 June 1809, but died there in November
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Henry Clay
U.S. Senator from KentuckyNullification CrisisBid for the Presidency (1832) Whig PartyBid for the Presidency (1844)Compromise of 1850Death Lying in Statev t e Henry Clay
Henry Clay
Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American lawyer, planter, and statesman who represented Kentucky
Kentucky
in both the United States Senate
United States Senate
and House of Representatives. After serving three non-consecutive terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Clay helped elect John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams
as president, and Adams subsequently appointed Clay as Secretary of State. Clay served four separate terms in the Senate, including stints from 1831 to 1842 and from 1849 to 1852. He ran for the presidency in 1824, 1832 and 1844, and unsuccessfully sought his party's nomination in 1840 and 1848
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Willamette River
The Willamette River
Willamette River
(/wɪˈlæmɪt/ ( listen) wil-AM-it) is a major tributary of the Columbia River, accounting for 12 to 15 percent of the Columbia's flow. The Willamette's main stem is 187 miles (301 km) long, lying entirely in northwestern Oregon
Oregon
in the United States. Flowing northward between the Oregon
Oregon
Coast Range and the Cascade Range, the river and its tributaries form the Willamette Valley, a basin that contains two-thirds of Oregon's population, including the state capital, Salem, and the state's largest city, Portland, which surrounds the Willamette's mouth at the Columbia. Originally created by plate tectonics about 35 million years ago and subsequently altered by volcanism and erosion, the river's drainage basin was significantly modified by the Missoula Floods
Missoula Floods
at the end of the most recent ice age
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