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Loyalists of British North America
Transcript of Loyalists of British North America
How did they influence the future development in Lower and Upper Canada?
• Most Loyalists moved to Upper Canada after the American Revolution war because of their loss.
Where, when and why did they settle in Upper Canada?
Loyalists settled in what are now the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario.
Where in British North America did they settle?
The loyalists came to Canada between the year of 1776, living side by side with the Americans (Patriots) in the 13 colonies.
However, after the American Revolution which ended in 1783, they had to migrate once more to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and PEI.
The Tories/ Royals fled from the Patriots all the way from New York to Nova Scotia because they did not agree with the Patriots belief which was to overthrow the British rules. Some Tories/ Royals were killed by the patriots. Others endured a punishment of being tarred and feathered. The Tories left the 13 colonies in order to get to safer British colonies.
When and why did they migrate to British North America?
Who were the Loyalists?
The Loyalists were called Tories or Royalists . They were political refugees who had to come to British North America.
They were usually from England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Holland, France, Iroquois Tribe and African ancestries.
The loyalist followed many different religion like Presbyterians, Anglicans, Methodists, Lutherans, Roman Catholics, Quakers and Mennonites.
The term "Loyalists" refers to American/British colonists who remained loyal to the British Crown.
~The Loyalists of British North America~ 1776-1815
By: Nicole.V, Emily .H & Tiffany.P
The Loyalists were people who supported the British.
The Loyalists were a group of political refugees.
Upper Canada was created by Loyalists in 1791 by the United Kingdom to conduct the central third of the lands in British North America and to remain Loyalist refugees from the USA after the American Revolutionary war.
The Loyalists brought to Upper Canada their ideas about elections, freehold land, systematic planning of townships and also brought the English language. This affected the developement in the future vastly.
• The colonies to the north
had remained British so they settled there.
Now Upper Canada is part of Ontario.
Nicole, Emily & Tiffany!