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Did you know that the concept of the Canada-U.S. border is relatively new? Before Europeans arrived in this area, Indigenous peoples travelled back and forth across the river, gathering food according to the seasons. Early European settlers also crossed the river frequently. It wasn’t until after the War of 1812 that the border was enforced. Complex trade agreements now govern commerce between Canada and America.
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Question 1The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect in what year?
Question 2The current border was settled with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, ending what war?
Did you know?
Although the border was officially created after the American Revolution, the border at Sault Ste. Marie was not strictly enforced until after the War of 1812.
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