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How Did the American Revolution Affect Canada?

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Spencer McLeod

on 9 December 2013

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Transcript of How Did the American Revolution Affect Canada?

The influx of Loyalists affected Canada in many ways.
How Did the American Revolution and the Resulting Loyalist Migration Effect Canada?
Loyalist migration
What Did the Loyalists Do
during the american revolution?
The Loyalists were like the police before the war started, enforcing laws, acting as guards and they quickly changed their status to soldier as soon as the war started.
Loyalists effect
Who Were The Loyalists?
The Loyalist were British and American Colonists that chose to maintain their loyalty to the British Crown
and fight against the rising rebelling force known as the 'Patriots' who were fighting for freedom from British rule.
What was the American Revolution?
The American Revolution was a war that some American Colonists fought for freedom from the British Crown.
some of the reasons that the american revolution happened were:
Reason One:
was a breakdown in respect for authority fueled by economics and political philosophies that undermined faith in governments from afar. As well, partially from religious revivals that criticized not only church hierarchies, but also other aspects of colonial society.
reason Two:
Most colonists that would take part in the revolution were unhappy with the tax raise that was made by the British due to the fighting of the ‘Seven Years War’ that concluded two years earlier. Because of the need to pay soldiers to fight against Austria and France, along with providing them food and munitions, it left Britain with 150 million pounds of debt. With interest added, this took up half the national budget so to fulfill that debt the British Government raised taxes on Colonists.
Reason Three:
A majority of the taxes that existed before the Seven Year's War were on wool, hats, molasses and had been implemented to regulate trade, but the tax was avoided via smuggling. Colonists were angry because they had no say about the new taxes Britain was imposing and felt they were being unfairly forced to pay back the war debt.
Battle Deaths: 8000
Other Causes: 17000

Wounded: 25000
Total Physically Affected:
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Positive Effect:
More educated residents
Larger population To spread out the tax
Which then would save citizens money
Negative effect
Less available land due to grants given to Loyalists by the Crown
debatable topics:
One influence that is debatable for or against is the sudden change is the ratio of English to French speaking citizens.
"Unhappy it is, though, to reflect that a brother's sword has been sheathed in a brother's breast and that the once-happy plains of America are either to be drenched with blood or inhabited by slaves. Sad alternative! But can a virtuous man hesitate in his choice?"
George Washington in a letter to a friend
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