The Rush-Bagot Agreement Of 1817 Arranged
The Rush Bagot Agreement disarmed British and American warships on the lakes in 1817. ==Naval Historical Center) But by 1817, both nations were a few years away from the War of 1812. In this conflict, fighting took place along the U.S. and Canadian borders, including the Great Lakes. President Monroe welcomed the Rush Bagot agreement, saying, „This agreement avoids unnecessary costs on both sides and, more importantly, the significant risk of collision between armed vessels in these inland waters.“ It happened in a dance between Fallon and actor Mike Myers. Myers represented his native Canada and Fallon represented the United States. At the end of the dance duel, Myers talked about the peaceful relationship between the United States and Canada. He mentioned the Rush Bagot agreement that was negotiated when Canada was a colony of Great Britain.