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What is the British Cession?

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07/09/2014

The British cession deals with the Treaty of 1818. The treaty was signed between Britain and the United States. Because of the treaty, Britain ceded, or gave, Rupert's Land as well as the land west to the Rocky Mountains to the United States. Rupert's Land was a territory that contained the Hudson Bay Drainage Basin, and other land that is now part of Canada.