What was the Aroostook War (1838-1839)?

Introduction The Aroostook War (sometimes called the Pork and Beans War), or the Madawaska War, was a military and civilian-involved confrontation in 1838-1839 between the United States and the United Kingdom over the international boundary between the British colony of New Brunswick and the US state of Maine. The term “war” was rhetorical; local militia… Read More