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The American Revolution

Mr. Butch Social Studies Midterm project

Shelby M

on 13 January 2013

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The American Revolution The basics of the Revolutionary war are simple. Though what happens when something behind the scenes changes everything? What if Canada had joined the war? If Canada had joined the American Revolution, and the patriot cause had still won, we would currently be occupying a tremendous country. If this was true, it is unlikely that our enormous country would be named, "The United States of
America," as we would likely be known as, "The United Colonies of America." The Spark Reality The American Revolution was a result of the conflict between men and their restraints. The British Parliament was abusing its control over the 13 Colonies in America, and the American citizens were frustrated. The desire to rebel fueled the uprising of the American Revolution, and was the wick that kindled the light at the end of the tunnel for a bundle of ragtag Patriots. "Give me liberty,
or give me death!"
~Patrick Henry "No taxation without representation!"~Sons of Liberty "Take arms, take arms! The British are coming, the British are coming!"~Paul Revere "Little strokes fell great oaks."
~ Benjamin Franklin "We must all hang together, or assuredly, we will all hang separately." ~Benjamin Franklin When Canada was settled, it was established into several provinces that were determined by the country that settled there. The British provinces in Eastern Canada were also considered colonies and thus, "The United Colonies of America." Background Check Better Known as North America Local Differences If more of the Canadians had aided the patriotic cause in the war, something very close to home would not be the way it is. This change is as simple as the name of a busy street, Refugee Road. Background Check In 1794, a 4 1/2 x 48 mile tract in the Central Ohio territory was granted to the Canadians who sided with the Patriots. These Canadians left their homes abruptly, leaving everything behind, to fight with the Americans. The British Government confiscated their land and they became refugees. At the time, there was a dirt road along one border of the, "Refugee Tract, " and this street was then named, Refugee Road. Variation Background Check Proclmation of 1763 October 7, 1763 April 5, 1764 The Suger Act Stamp Act March 22, 1765 Quartering Act of 1765 March 24, 1765 Declaratory Act March 18, 1766 March 5, 1770 Boston Massacre Tea Act May 10, 1773 December 16, 1773 Boston Tea Party Intolerable Acts March 31-June 22, 1774 April 19, 1775 The first battle of the American Revolution,
Lexington and Concord.
"The shot heard round'
the world." Lexington and Concord Canadian Conflict While the American Colonists are fuming, due to the Treaty of Paris, the Canadian Colonists are celebrating. The treaty not only restricted the rights for American Colonists to settle in the Mid-west, but expanded the borders of Quebec. The Treaty of Paris marked the end of the Seven Years War in France and Britain, and handed the French-Canadian Colonies over to the English government. While Parliament was abusing it's control over the American Colonies and taxing them heavily, England passed the Quebec Act. The Quebec Act declares that the French Canadian Citizens are free to speak their own language, practice Catholicism, make their own laws, and have a private landowners system. Lexington, Concord, and Quebec In the American Colonies, the battle at Lexington and Concord is being fought, as we all know, though not every detail is remembered of that spring of 1775. During that time, the Canadians were requesting to be represented in British Parliament, just as the Americans had. Once the Americans heard of the Canadian request, the First Continental Congress invited the Canadians to join the assembly. Although the Americans had attempted, the Canadian government convinced their citizens not to join, "the rebels of the south." As it is not in American nature to reside with, "no," as an answer, we queried the Canadians again in 1776, asking them to join the Patriotic cause and to rebel against the crown for independence and representation. The Patriots Stand Alone Although it would have benefited the Patriotic cause, not all Canadians joined the rebellion. They also had very good reason not to join, as Britain was following through with the majority of their requests (exempting representation.) The British colonial government knew how to convince the Anglo-Canadians and the French-Canadians not to rebel, and they utilized this advantage. The British knew the Americans would attack Canada, and they used this to show the Canadians how ragtag the Colonists were, and how much of a danger they could be. Background Check Anglo-Canadians are Canadians of English descent, and French-Canadians are of French descent. Lifestyle Since two physical changes were mentioned, let's balance that with two changes in our everyday life. One difference would be that we would learn French and English, as half of our, "Mega-Country," spoke French in the 1700's. Another difference is that we would be less compact as a population. We would have miles upon miles of extra space in the North, and thus, more rural communities.
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