As a result of its location, Cornwall, Ontario, is experiencing continued smuggling – mainly tobacco and firearms from the United States. The neighbouring Mohawk territory of Akwesasne extends along the Ontario-Quebec-New York border, where its First Nations sovereignty prevents the Ontario Provincial Police, the Quebec Seer, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian Coast Guard, the United States Border Patrol, the United States CoastGuard and the New York Police Department for the exchange of territory.   U.S. political leaders had long expressed an interest in the disarmament of the Great Lakes and had proposed such a measure during the negotiations that led to the Treaty of Jay of 1794, but British officials had rejected this proposal. During the War of 1812, Britain and the United States had built fleets of ships on the lakes of Erie and Ontario and had fought many battles in the region. By the end of the war, American forces had acquired supremacy over the lakes. After the war, the two powers were cautious with the military force of the other, followed by a race to shipbuilding after the war. But both countries also wanted to reduce their military spending. Unfortunately, the Treaty of Gant, which ended the war, contained no disarmament provisions. However, it has set up commissions to eliminate disputed areas along the border (as stipulated in the Paris Treaty of 1783) between the United States and British North America. The Treaty of Paris of 1783 ended the American War of Independence between Britain and the United States.
In the second article of the treaty, the parties agreed on all U.S. borders, including, but not only, the northern border along British North America at the time. The agreed border included the line from the northwest corner of Nova Scotia to the northernst head of the Connecticut River and ran along the centre of the river to the 45th parallel north. The rush bagot pact was an agreement between the United States and Great Britain to eliminate their fleets from the Great Lakes, with the exception of small patrol vessels. The 1818 Convention established the western border between the United States and British North America (later Canada) at the forty-ninth parallel with the Rockies. Both agreements reflected the easing of diplomatic tensions that led to the War of 1812 and marked the beginning of Anglo-American cooperation. In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States, security has been significantly increased along the border by both countries, both in populated and rural areas. Both nations are also actively involved in detailed and comprehensive tactical and strategic secret services. The International Boundary Survey (in the United States) began in 1872.  Your mandate was to build the border as agreed in the Treaty of 1818.
Archibald Campbell led the way for the United States, while Donald Cameron led the British team. This survey focused on the boundary of The Lake of the Woods to the top of the Rockies.  On June 15, 1846, Britain and the United States signed the Oregon Treaty, which established the 49th parallel as the primary international border in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1818, the entire region, including present-day Washington, Oregon and Idaho, as well as much of British Columbia, has been in shared occupation, where citizens of both countries travel freely and trade. In 1845, the Americans adopted the phrase “Fifty Four Forty or Fight!” and referred to the latitude line of 54 degrees and 40 minutes, a more northerly border that would give the United States.