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Ch 6 day 9 - the loyalist migration impacts


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Ch 6 day 9 - the loyalist migration impacts

  1. 1. By 1790 10% of Quebec’s population was madeup of British Loyalists (that’s a substantialamount!)How will this affect Quebec? • tensions rise • Loyalists want British laws and customs • Canadiens were concerned about how well the rights granted to them by the Quebec Act would be protected
  2. 2.  In Quebec Loyalists were petitioning for British laws and customs in place of French Britain owed Loyalists for supporting them in the American Revolution Britain also wanted to secure the goodwill of the new Loyalist settlers Britain wanted both to remain their supporters in the face of further uprisings from America
  3. 3.  Nova Scotia was already mainly settled by British after the deportation of Acadians So when the Loyalists migrated they assimilated well into this society However, due to the fact that many Loyalists established their own settlements away from the already existing British settlers in Nova Scotia, they eventually petitioned for recognition from Britain as a separate colony
  4. 4. • What was Britain previously trying to do when negotiating with First Nations? • Peace and Friendship• After Loyalist migrations into Canada, they shifted to negotiating for … • Land
  5. 5. • British Government did negotiate for land in what was outlined as “Indian Territory” in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 • However this did not always happen: • Loyalists moving to Acadia found little good farm land • Why? (continued) • They started to push into Mi’kmaq territory • The British GovernmentThe First Nations people allowed thislost a huge amount of their • Reason Mi’kmaqland as well as areas that were not in “Indianwere their traditional Territory”hunting and fishinggrounds.
  6. 6. • Establish the colonies of New Brunswick, St. John’s Island, and Cape Breton Island• Reorganize Quebec into Upper Canada and Lower Canada • Lower Canada, east of Montreal  French custom and laws • Upper Canada, west of Montreal  British custom and laws
  7. 7. • Britain also: • set aside lands for Protestant Churches • guaranteed Canadiens the right to Catholic religion • Established officials and legislative councils in each(continued) colony • Every person in Canada now had a “representative government” • That would be elected by only advised a British appointed governor