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British North America consisted of the loyalist colonies and territories (i.e., post-1783) of the British Empire in continental North America in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. For other uses, see Loyalist (disambiguation). ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


At the start of the American Revolutionary War in 1775, the British Empire included twenty colonies north of Mexico. East Florida and West Florida were ceded to Spain in the Treaty of Paris (1783) which ended the American Revolutionary War, and then ceded by Spain to the United States in 1819. All but one of the remaining colonies of British North America joined together from 1867 to 1873 forming the Dominion of Canada. Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949. This article is about military actions only. ... Map of East and West Florida in 1810. ... This article is about the region. ... Painting by Benjamin West depicting (from left to right) John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin. ... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


The term British North America was first used informally in 1783, but it was uncommon before the Report on the Affairs of British North America (1839), called the Durham Report. Formally, the British Colonies in North America were known as "British America" and the "British West Indies" until 1783, and after that, "British North America" and the "British West Indies". The Report on the Affairs of British North America, commonly known as Lord Durhams Report, is an important document in the history of Quebec, Canada and the British Empire. ... Roadtown, Tortola The term British West Indies refers to territories in and around the Caribbean which were colonised by Great Britain. ...


Colonies or Territories in British North America (1789-1949)

Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Province of Quebec (COLONIAL PERIOD, 1763-1791) Great Britain acquired Canada by the Treaty of Paris (1763) when King Louis XV of France and his advisors chose to keep the territory of Guadeloupe for its valuable sugar crops instead of New France, which was viewed as a vast, frozen wasteland... Flag Map of Upper Canada (orange) Capital Newark 1792 - 1797 York(later renamed Toronto in 1834) 1797 - 1841 Language(s) English Religion Anglican Government Constitutional monarchy Sovereign  - 1791-1820 George III  - 1837-1841 Victoria Lieutenant-Governor See list of Lieutenant-Governors Legislature Parliament of Upper Canada  - Upper house Legislative Council... Map of Lower Canada (green) Lower Canada was a British colony on the lower Saint Lawrence River and the shores of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (1791-1841). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Canada West was the western portion of the former Province of Canada from 1841 to 1867. ... Canada East (French: Canada-Est) was the eastern portion of the Province of Canada. ... Ruperts Land Ruperts Land was a territory in British North America, consisting of the Hudson Bay drainage basin, most of it now part of modern Canada. ... The Red River Colony (or Selkirk Settlement) was a colonization project set up by Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk in 1811 on 300,000 km² of land granted to him by the Hudsons Bay Company under what is referred to as the Selkirk Concession. ... The North-Western Territory at its greatest extent, 1859 The North-Western Territory was a region of British North America until 1870. ... The Colony of British Columbia was a crown colony of British North America from 1858 until 1871. ... Stikine Territory Stikine Territory (usually spelt Stickeen in the 19th Century) was a territory that existed in British North America from July 19, 1862 until July of the next year. ... See main article Vancouver Island Colonial flag of Vancouver Island, consisting of the British Blue Ensign and the great seal of the colony. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Colony of British Columbia. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Anthem: Ode to Newfoundland Capital St. ...

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Queen Elizabeth rulled the entire nation for millions of years British colonization of the Americas began in the late 16th century. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The British North America Acts 1867–1975 are a series of Acts of the Parliament of the United Kingdom dealing with the government of Canada, which was known as British North America until 1867. ... British America may refer to: British North America, former British possessions in North America north of the United States, eventually consolidating into Canada British overseas territories in the Americas; also see British West Indies This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Location of the British Overseas Territories The British Overseas Territories are fourteen[1] territories which the United Kingdom considers to be under its sovereignty, but not as part of the United Kingdom itself. ... Roadtown, Tortola The term British West Indies refers to territories in and around the Caribbean which were colonised by Great Britain. ...


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MACHRAY REVIEW #5: A Lament for British North America (5409 words)
The measure of the inadequacy of the British North America Act is that it does not serve Canadians fully as either a mirror of ourselves or as an inspirational ideal.
The Crown in British North America was to function as the instrument of the people which ensured the working of their democratic institutions.
British North America was, I have suggested, the union of two elements - English-speaking Canada and French-speaking Canada.
James Madison Center: Teacher Resources: US History Curriculum: Chapter II (5580 words)
In addition, many of the British colonists were immigrants and their descendants who had either not been economically successful in Britain, or who had run afoul of the British legal system (it has been estimated that between one-half and two-thirds of the white colonists who came to British America came as indentured servants).
Surprised and alarmed by the extent of the resistance, the British retreated to Boston.
America became a symbol of freedom and opportunity, envied as a new land, free from the burdens of the past.
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