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07-Loyalists and new Settlers in Old Places

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Week 7 of Canada in the World

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07-Loyalists and new Settlers in Old Places 07-Loyalists and new Settlers in Old Places Presentation Transcript

  • Loyalists and New Settlers, in Old Places HIST 124: Canada in the World 26 October 2010
  • Quebec Act, 1774 • New constitutional document – Expanded Pr of Q – Full text in Virtual handouts
  • Québec Act 1774 Governor Lieutenant Governor Lieutenant Governor @ Trois-Rivières @ Montréal Legislative Council (17 to 23 Members) Judicial System British Criminal Laws French Civil Laws Virtual Handout
  • Consequences of Quebec Act • British population infuriated • Americans infuriated
  • American War of Independence
  • Aftermath • British lose territory, 1783
  • Aftermath • Loyalists evacuated, 1783
  • Loyalists • 50000 into BNA
  • THE 18TH DAY OF JUNE, 1784 [...] YOUR MAJESTY having been pleased by your Order in Council of the 14th of last Month to refer unto this Committee a letter from the Right Honorable Lord Sydney, one of your Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State to the Lord President of the Council; signifying that a great Number of your Majesty's loyal Subjects who have been driven from their Habitations within the revolted Colonies having taken refuge in the Province of Nova Scotia, and settled upon the Banks of the Rivers St. John and St. Croix, and the country adjacent, with a considerable Body of disbanded soldiers who must of course be put to great inconvenience in having recourse to the Courts of Justice by their distance from the present Seat of Government at Halifax, and His Majesty having taken the same into His Royal Consideration has thought it proper that the Province of Nova Scotia should be divided into two parts [...]
  • Robert Campbell 10 July 1788
  • Black Loyalists • http://museum.gov.ns.ca/blackloyalists/
  • Simcoe Map, 1803, Niagara Region
  • Constitutional Act, 1791 • Upper and Lower Canada – Full text in Virtual handouts
  • Constitutional Act 1791 Governor General Lieutenant Executive Lieutenant Governor Council Governor Upper Canada 1792 Lower Canada Legislative Legislative Council Council (appointed (appointed by Governor by Governor General) General) Legislative Legislative Assembly Assembly Elected Elected Virtual Handout
  • General) General) Legislative Legislative Assembly Assembly Elected Elected Judicial Systems Upper Canada Lower Canada British Common British Criminal Law and Criminal Laws French Civil Law Virtual Handout
  • Economic prosperity 1790-1815