Chapter 6

How was British North America impacted by the rebellion in the 13 Colonies and the subsequent Loyalists Migration?

The population doubled and created new communities and in 1784 the constitutional act divided Nova Scotia in to 2 halves, 1 half became New Brunswick and 1 half became Cape Breton. The island became a separate colony which we now know as P.E.I.

What was the role of chief Tecumseh in the War of 1812?

Tecumseh led the Shawnee nation to help fight against the U.S and fight alongside Britain. Without Tecumseh people are not sure BNA would have done as well as they did.

How did the war of 1812 contribute to British identity in Canada?

the loyalist migration added to the numbers of french and english speakers and british culture in canada

How did the War of 1812 contribute to defining Canada's political boundaries?

The americans and the british agreed to create a border they named it the 49th parallel and it runs from the west of the great lakes to the rocky mountains

How was the great migration in upper and lower Canada an attempt to confirm British identity in Canada?

the newcomers followed british customs and traditions and ate british food played british games and spoke english they moved west and and created new towns and built up industries cementing the british presence in canada

How was the act of union of 1840 an attempt to resolve issues raised by the 1837 and 1838 rebellions in Lower and Upper Canada?

the act of union was a way to wipe out the french colony and language so they can fix the english society the act union united upper and lower canada into one colony with 2 provinces upper canada became canada west lower canada became canada east and engl

Loyalist Migration

The loyalists were greatly impacted by the American Revolution and the fear of being tarred and feathered. This caused many of them to move into BNA. Many of them moved to Quebec and asked Britain for change. This caused the split into Upper and Lower Can

American Revolution

The American Revolution (1775-83) is also known as the American Revolutionary War and the U.S. War of Independence. The conflict arose from growing tensions between residents of Great Britain's 13 North American colonies and the colonial government, which

Why did the Loyalists Migrate?

The Loyalists Migration was a cause of fear, struck into the hearts of the Loyalists by Patriots. There were several sights of men being carried into the barns and workshops to be tarred and feathered. All these men were Loyalists or people that Patriots

What does it mean to be a Loyalist?

Loyalists were American colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolutionary War. At the time they were often called Tories, Royalists, or King's Men; Patriots called them "persons inimical to the liberties of America." They

Who were Patriots?

Patriots were the men and women who opposed the British and wanted independence from them. A large reason would be that the British Empire had raised the taxes of the 13 Colonies to pay all the soldiers that fought in the 7 Years War.

During the War of 1812, describe the relationship between the First Nations and the British?

The First Nations and British formed an alliance with each other due to their common goal of protecting their land. The two peoples and the Canadiens were able to defend Upper and Lower Canada from the Americans.

Why did many of the Loyalists move to Quebec?

Quebec had rich farm land and the St. Lawrence River was used for irrigation. This resulted in the split of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.

What was the result of the Treaty of Ghent?

The Treaty of Ghent was the treaty that created the American-Canada borders.

What were all the different groups represented in the Loyalist Migration?

Loyalists were American colonists, of different ethnic backgrounds, who supported the British cause during the American Revolution (1775-83). Tens of thousands migrated to British North America during and after the revolutionary war � boosting the populat

What is the Constitutional Act of 1791 and what did it allow?

He Constitutional Act of 1791 allowed the Loyalists to have their own piece of land with British Civil and Criminal Law while The French land kept French Civil Law and British Criminal Law.

Why did Upper Canada not support the Americans in the war of 1812?

The Americans sought out the people in Upper Canada to fight with them, being mainly American Immigrants, but the Loyalists had no intention to be American and fought off the Americans.

What is representative government?

An electoral system where citizens vote to elect people to represent their interests and concerns. Those elected meet to debate and make laws on behalf of the whole community or society, instead of the people voting directly on laws and other debates.

What is the difference between a monarchy and a republic?

A major and obvious difference between a monarchy and a republic is the way that the head of state is selected. In a republic , the head of state is generally elected.

Impact on First Nations.

The Loyalists were mostly farmers, and their arrival marked a shift in the reason that Britain negotiated treaties �or agreements � with First Nations.
Before the Loyalists, Britain negotiated treaties of "peace and friendship." For example, in 1779, Brit

Loyalists press for changes

Because of the Loyalist settlers around the St. John River, Britain divided Nova Scotia into several new colonies in 1784. It gave the
St. John River settlers their own colony � New Brunswick � and also created the separate colonies of Cape Breton Island

Position of Canadiens

Some Americans thought the Canadiens might rise up against British rule, once the American attack began. This didn't happen, partly because the Catholic Church opposed it.
The Catholic Church opposed republican government in general � government elected b

Position of Upper Canada

The American attacks centred on Upper Canada, where some of the Loyalists had settled after the American war of independence. Many Upper Canadians expressed strong support for Britain, and strong opposition to American plans.
By 1812, the population of Up


A militia generally is an army or other fighting unit that is composed of non-professional fighters, citizens of a nation or subjects of a state or government who can be called upon to enter a combat situation, as opposed to a professional force of regula

Push Factor

Push factors come in many forms. Sometimes these factors leave people with no choice but to leave their country of origin. Below are three examples of push factors that drive people to emigrate from their home countries.

Responsible Government

Responsible government allows the citizens of the colony to have their own rights and responsibilities. Allows for elections. The elected assembly would listen to the concerns of the people.

Ideology of the united Empire Loyalists.

They preferred a monarchy and disliked the new representative government

Why did the rebellion of 1837 happen?

The common colonists wanted their own rights and responsibilities and did not want to follow the laws and regulations set by the wealthy Englishmen who were appointed to government