British North America


The Quebec Act
The War of 1812
The Fur Empire
Timber and Wheat
Population Increase
Little Englandism


British North America: 1763-1867


In 1763, New France was integrated into the British Empire in North America, alongside the 13 colonies on the Atlantic coast. But the British Empire soon faced the test of the American Revolution. The period of the American Revolution was crucial for the Canadian territories and established some of the permanent features of modern-day Canada. With the  loss of the American colonies, Canada became British North America. The arrival of the American loyalists formed the nucleus of the English-Canadian population, and gave birth to two new provinces. Yet it was also the period that ensured the survival of a strong French Canadian population in Quebec.