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  MACHRAY REVIEW #5: A Lament for British North America
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.
www.prayerbook.ca /library/machray/issue5/machray5d.htm   (5409 words)

  
  James Madison Center: Teacher Resources: US History Curriculum: Chapter II
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.
www.jmu.edu /madison/center/main_pages/teacher/curriculum/chap2.htm   (5580 words)

  
 British North America Act, 1867
The North Riding of Bruce to consist of the Townships of Bury, Lindsay, Eastnor, Albermarle, Amable, Arran, Bruce, Elderslie, and Saugeen, and the Village of Southampton.
The North Riding to consist of the Townships of Wallace, Elma, Logan, Ellice, Mornington, and North Easthope, and the Town of Stratford.
The North Riding to consist of the Townships of Nottawasaga, Sunnidale, Vespra, Flos, Oro, Medonte, Orillia and Matchedash, Tiny and Tay, Balaklava and Robinson, and the Towns of Barrie and Collingwood.
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~sprague/bna.htm   (10119 words)

  
 St. John's: Bank of British North America
Formed in 1835, the Bank of British North America established its first colonial branch in Newfoundland in 1837.
The centre was established in her honour as a non-profit crafts and arts training and education centre, where courses are offered in weaving, knitting, print and dye techniques, as well as surface embellishment and photography.
In recognition of the importance of the Bank of British North America's building to Newfoundland's banking history, the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador designated the site a Registered Heritage Structure on May 3, 1991.
www.heritage.nf.ca /society/rhs/rs_listing/099.html   (712 words)

  
 3. British North America, 1789-1914. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The country made the transition from a political economy shaped by British mercantilism to a new system of free trade, industrialization, and urbanization.
With the repeal of the British Corn Laws (See 1846, June 26) during the 1840s and the rise of free trade policies thereafter, the Canadian economy experienced the beginnings of a fundamental reorientation toward industrialism.
Although it was divided between Upper Canada and Lower Canada and remained closely anchored to the British Empire following the American Revolution, it gained an expanding measure of autonomy during the 19th century.
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 British Emigration to North America 57001822
British emigration to North America; projects and opinions in the early Victorian period.
The Emigrant to North America from Memoranda of a Settler in Canada.
Cowan, Helen I. British Emigration to British North America, 1783-1837.
www.loc.gov /catdir/toc/becites/genealogy/immigrant/57001822.refs.html   (5079 words)

  
 North America :: Travel to North America :: North America Journey :: North America Travel Guide
North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the North Pacific Ocean.
Climate of United States of America Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the Great Plains west of the Mississippi River, mediterranean in coastal California, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January...
Education in the United States of America Education in the United States is provided mainly by the government, with control and funding coming from all three levels: federal, state, and local.
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 British North America Act - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
British North America Act (1867), a British act of Parliament, also known as the Constitution Act of 1867, establishing the Dominion of Canada.
After the brief excitement of the South Sea Bubble—as the speculation surrounding new trading privileges with Spanish America was known—which...
The Act of Union passed in 1840 by the British Parliament united the North American provinces of Upper and Lower Canada.
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 History of BRITISH COLONIAL AMERICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
It derives a considerable advantage during the 1812 war between Britain and America, of which one casualty is the American trading post of Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia river.
British blockades in the war of 1812 make Astoria useless to his American Fur Company, but by the same token of considerable interest to the North West Company.
So when the British North America Act is passed at Westminster, in 1867, four former colonies (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the province of Canada now separated again into Ontario and Quebec) unite to form a new Canadian state - which formally comes into existence on 1 July 1867, with Ottawa as the capital city.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?groupid=800   (2373 words)

  
 Canadian Confederation: The British North America Act, 1867
The County of LENNOX to consist of the Townships of Richmond, Adolphustown, North Fredericksburgh, South Fredericksburgh, Ernest Town, and Amherst Island, and the Village of Napanee.
British Columbia was admitted into the Union pursuant to section 146 of the Constitution Act, 1867, by the British Columbia Terms of Union, being Order in Council of May 16, 1871, effective July 20, 1871.
Meanwhile, all remaining British possessions and territories in North America and the islands adjacent thereto, except the colony of Newfoundland and its dependencies, were admitted into the Canadian Confederation by the Adjacent Territories Order, dated July 31, 1880.
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 British North America Act - Key Terms - Canadian Confederation
Following the Charlottetown Conference, the representatives of the three maritime colonies and of the Province of Canada agreed on a federation project for British North America.
Although the 72 Resolutions of the Québec Conference were adopted by only the Province of Canada, they constituted the legislative basis for the British North America Act which in turn became the basis of the Dominion of Canada three years later.
On March 29, 1867, the British Parliament passed the British North America Act, which established the provisions of the Confederation of the Province of Canada (Ontario and Quebec), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia into a federal state with a parliamentary system patterned on the British model.
www.collectionscanada.ca /confederation/023001-2998-e.html   (222 words)

  
 British North America Act - MSN Encarta
British North America Act (1867), legislation, now known as the Constitution Act, 1867, the basis of the Constitution Act, 1982, which is Canada's fundamental law, determining the structure of government, the allocation of powers between federal and provincial authorities, and the interpretation of other statutes.
Its operation is modified by custom and precedent derived from Canada's British legacy and legal decisions.
The British North America Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1867.
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 THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1915   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICA ACT, 1915 (5 and 6 George V, c.
The British North America Act, 1867, is amended by adding thereto the following section immediately after section fifty-one of the said Act: 51A.
This Act may be cited as the British North America Act, 1915; and the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1886, and this Act may be cited together as the British North America Acts, 1867 to 1915.
www.efc.ca /pages/law/cons/Constitutions/Canada/English/ca_1915.html   (171 words)

  
 The British Army Stationed in British North America: 1812 - 1815
The war in British North America was looked upon as a secondary theatre only for the defence of the colonies and so never had first consideration for reinforcements.
In fact, the British government may have faced severe censure if the fighting in the year 1812 had been disastrous for the British arms as they had sent urgent reinforcements to the Duke of Wellington’s army in Spain instead of to British North America even when it seemed that war might be a possibility.
British North America  at the time was divided into the colonies of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, and the Maritimes [New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland with Bermuda included with the Maritimes].
www.napoleon-series.org /military/battles/bna/c_bna1.html   (990 words)

  
 Mapping the American Revolution and Its Era
British and American plenipotentiaries consulted John Mitchell's map of the British colonies in North America in the peace negotiations resulting in the Treaty of Paris (1783).
Des Barres, like numerous other British engineers and surveyors sent to America to assist in the war effort, had been trained in the latest surveying techniques, and unlike his predecessors, he was able to make precise measurements of vertical and horizontal angles with the theodolite, a relatively new instrument.
British and French military engineers and surveyors produced many excellent maps and charts of North America and the West Indies during the French and Indian War, but the British held a decided advantage, in part because of their strategic position, and quickly surpassed the French in the production of new maps.
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 North America Map   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Economically, North America is one of the wealthiest regions of the world.
Greenland - This spectacular north looking view of south Greenland shows numerous indentations along the coastline, many of which contain small settlements.
In the past, its natural port was used by English pirates as a hiding place for attacks on Spanish galleons.
www.geographicguide.com /north-america-map.htm   (2342 words)

  
 Settling in British North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
From Benjamin Franklin, who wrote in 1751: “So vast is the Territory of North America that it will require many Ages to settle it fully and, till it is fully settled, Labour will never be cheap here, where no Man continues long a Labourer for others, but gets a Plantation of his own”.
In the 1700s the British colonies in America grew rapidly in population and wealth.
The birth of the United States of America was 26 years away.
home.earthlink.net /~willpaz/HomePages/settlinginamerica.htm   (277 words)

  
 The Moulding of British North America:1791-1815 - Canadian Heritage
As for British immigration in this same period, it was restricted both by the costs and dangers of wartime passage across the Atlantic, and because manpower demands in Britain were high, whether for armed forces, factories or farms.
Next, the British commander struck at the American army that invaded the southwestern tip of Upper Canada from Fort Detroit, moving swiftly by lake with regulars and York militia to beseige that fort, even though his forces were much outnumbered.
Far beyond the developing colonies of eastern and central British North America, far from the impacts of European or American wars, the western half-continent might seem to be little changing into the early nineteenth century.
www.canadianheritage.org /books/canada5.htm   (10336 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Crucible of War: the Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766: Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In the end, we do see that North America was a crucible of war, both the Seven Years war, and the Revolution as a natural response to that war.
The often cited intransigence of the "Americans" or British colonials, depending on the author's retelling of failings or successes tells us that a revolution of sorts had already occurred between the mother country and its American children, years before that schism was forcefully brought into view in the American War of Independence.
For British readers it is worth mentioning that in all areas Anderson tries to give an American side to the war, which can seem strange to those brought up on General Wolfe and the Thin Red Line, not the seemingly unheroic and ill-disciplined colonial militias.
www.amazon.ca /Crucible-War-British-America-1754-1766/dp/0375706364   (2187 words)

  
 British North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British North America was an informal term first used in 1783, but uncommon before the Report on the Affairs of British North America (1839), called the Durham Report.
At the start of the American Revolution in 1775 the British Empire included 20 colonies north of Mexico.
All but one of the remaining colonies of British North America joined together from 1867 to 1873 forming the Dominion of Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_North_America   (169 words)

  
 NW BIBLIOGRAPHY-BRITISH NORTH AMERICA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
"Pope and Czar on the North Saskatchewan." The Beaver 69.2 (1989): 4-15.
Neunherz, Richard E. "'Hemmed In': Reactions in British Columbia to the Purchase of Russian America." Pacific Northwest Quarterly 80 (1989): 101-111.
Judson, Katharine B. "The British Side of the Restoration of Fort Astoria." The Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society XX (1919): 243-260.
oscar.ctc.edu /history/british.htm   (9609 words)

  
 whist4
The consolidation of British power in North America following the conquest of New France in the 1760s was short-lived for, within a decade, British North America disintegrated as a result of the successful declaration of independence by the 13 colonies which became the nucleus of the new United States of America.
The residue of British North America was a loose collection of colonies comprising Quebec, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Rupert's Land (controlled by the Hudson's Bay Company), and a vast, largely unorganized, territory stretching north and westward to the Pacific and the Arctic Ocean.
What common bonds connected these disparate components of the British Empire included the reluctance of their residents, for whatever reasons, to become part of the United States and their consequential dependence -- politically, economically, and in most, but not all cases culturally, on the British imperial connection.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~reak/hist/whist4.htm   (402 words)

  
 British North America Philatelic Society
Collectors of BNA Philately will find much to enhance their enjoyment of the hobby on these pages.
No material should be reproduced without the permission of the authors unless such permission is shown with the material.
The web design is copyright to The British North America Philatelic Society (c) 2007.
www.bnaps.org   (171 words)

  
 British North America Act, 1867 - Enactment no. 1 (1/6)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
British North America Act, 1867 - Enactment no. 1
British North America Act, 1867, 30-31 Vict., c.
Be it therefore enacted and declared by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows:
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/const/loireg/p1t1-1.html   (2127 words)

  
 The Scot in British North America - Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In this work we have to do with one portion of the British Empire, and it is perhaps well to disabuse the reader’s mind of a few mistaken prejudices he may have contracted.
Be it, therefore, distinctly understood, on the threshold, that it is not intended to assert that British North America owes everything to Scotland and the Scots, and that its present and future greatness are entirely of Caledonian origin.
In order to analyze the effect of Scottish settlement in British America, it is essential, in the first place, to examine the character of the people.
www.electricscotland.com /history/canada/scot/intro.htm   (4924 words)

  
 Canada and North America (British Empire & Commonwealth Land Forces)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
War of 1812: taking advantage of British embroilment in the war against Napoleon, the United States declared war and invaded Canada; the war was a stalemate
British North America Act confederated Province of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as the
First World War: British declaration of war on Germany automatically involved Canada and the rest of the Empire; the Canadian war effort won Canada a greater degree of autonomy from Britain and a modest role in the peace process, but resulting Franco-English tensions in Canada produced a country reluctant to take on international responsibilities
www.regiments.org /nations/namerica/canada.htm   (1997 words)

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