1853 – 1899 Consolidation

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Link – 1853 to 1899

With the 1850 treaty of peace, Argentina appeared to have abandoned its claim to the British Falkland Islands allowing a period of consolidation in the archipelago. Argentina had broken into two distinct parts in 1853 but came together again in this period. Rejoined and keen to find its place in the world.

Port Stanley 1872

Port Stanley 1872

By the 1880’s, Argentina had colonized Patagonia and was feeling strong enough to re-open the discarded question of Falklands sovereignty. Strong, but not strong enough to face down Great Britain – a colonial Empire at its peak.


Relevant Resources:

New York Daily Times – March 3, 1854

Constitution of the Argentine Republic 1860

Camara Nacional de Diputados: Sesion del 19 Mayo de 1879

Congreso Nacional: Camara de Senadores – Sesion 29 Julio de 1882

Reitera el reclamo a Estados Unidos. De Quesada a Bayard. Washington, 4 de mayo de 1887