precursor to canada

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british took control of acadia

1710

british control in "canada begins"

battle of the plains of abraham

1759

the english defeated the french and took control of quebec city.

treaty of paris

1763

france relinquished almost all of its territory in north america

royal proclamation

1763

gave legal recongnition of aboriginals by defining reserve land and establishing a constitutional framework for treaties.

act of union

1775

upper and lower canada were joined together!

quebec act

1775

Guaranteed rights to french canadians by ststing by protecting there property possessions and recongnizing system of land tenure, french civil law, commerce, traditional inheritance rights and women's property rights.

american declaration of independence

1776

the thirteen colonies breaks free of great britain and officially becomes a country.

constitutional act

1791

to satisy loyalists who dislike the quebec act, two colonies were carved out of quebec- upper and lower canada.

war of 1812

1812

the united states wanted to drive the british out of north america; prompted beginning of canadian community. the white house was burnt down!

upper and lower canada rebellions

1837

attempts to overthrow the corrupt goverments in upper and lower canada (rebellions were unsuccessful)

responsiable government adopted

1839

the executive branch of government was made responsiable to the elected legislature in canada

durham report

1839

recommended responsble government and recommended the union of upper and lower canada.

confederation

1867

canada officially becomes a country!