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HIS 263 October 19, 2010 Simcoes Dream and the war of 1812 American revolutionary war: first civil war 1. Continued struggle. Unclear new republic or the British Empire who would be the dominate power. 2. The war of 1812 combination conclusion continuation. 3. 70k loyalist left, 50k went north. Nova Scotia. New Brunswick in 1784 to accommodate the loyalists. 4. 10k went west. 5. They were uncomfortable even though they paid their travel. Because living alien people. English speaking, protestant, French Canadian were catholic, French speaking. 6. British want to make them happy. Constitutional act in 1791. Two characteristics. a. Chops Quebec into two. Creates two new colonies i. Lower Canada in the east ii. Upper Canada to the west b. Dividing line is the Ottawa River c. Response to the loyalists d. Natives e. Economically under developed. Response to the loyalists colony of their own so they get it. f. Absence of elective political constitution g. Second characteristic i. New constitutional structure ii. House of Commons. Elective. Elective representative make laws 1. Not entire democratic but more democratic 2. Required property to vote
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