Canada 's Constitutional History And Its Effect On The Formation Of Future Canada

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The time period between 1763 and 1774 was one of rampant change in regards to Canada’s constitutional history. Two major changes occurred: the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Quebec Act of 1774. The Royal Proclamation was preceded by the Seven Years war from 1756 to 1763 which, in North America, was namely the struggle between France and Britain for control over the colonial lands. The Seven Years War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris and decided the territory of New France was to be turned over to the British. The successes and failures of the Royal Proclamation initiated the conditions of the Quebec Act. It was passed as an effort to curb French discontent towards the British in the midst of the hostilities between the Britain and the Thirteen Colonies. Each were vital to Canada’s constitutional history and contributed to the formation of future Canada. The years of 1763 to 1775 changed Canada’s constitutional history is all aspects due to the Royal Proclamation and the Quebec Act; included in such changes are the redefined boarders, parliamentary formations, negotiations with First Nations, religious rights in addition to other changes which, to a large extent created both “winners” and “losers” in regards to these aspects. The Royal Proclamation was in many respects Canada’s first constitution and created significant changes that contributed to the formation of Canada. It’s intention was to establish the boundaries and governmental system after the…

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