POG 110 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Report On The Affairs Of British North America, Charlottetown Conference, Lower Canada

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Ca(cid:374)ada"s histori(cid:272)al politi(cid:272)al de(cid:448)elop(cid:373)e(cid:374)t has (cid:271)ee(cid:374) e(cid:448)olutio(cid:374)ar(cid:455) (cid:894)gradual/(cid:272)o(cid:374)ti(cid:374)uous(cid:895) rather than revolutionary (sudden) First settled more than 10 000 years ago, 1000 years ago ancestors of the inuit spread from western alaska to the canadian artic. European settlement began in the 17th century, specifically in the maritimes/ st. lawrence. Royal proclamation (1763) pla(cid:272)ed (cid:862)i(cid:374)dia(cid:374)s(cid:863) u(cid:374)der the protection of the british crown, provided recognition for aboriginal rights, however not enforced by colonial governments. Quebec act (1774)-act of the british parliament, catholics were able to freely practice their religion, french system of civil (private) law would be used alongside british criminal law. Loyalists (americans who remained loyal to the british crown during the american war of. Independence) migrated to the british north american colonies of nova scotia and quebec. Canada became very diverse with immigrants from germany, scotland, africa, etc. Constitutional act (1791)-divided quebec into two separate colonies: upper canada (ontario) and lower canada (quebec) as a result to loyalist demands.

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