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Thread #22936   Message #251720
Posted By: GUEST,Colwyn Dane
04-Jul-00 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Holidays, Colonials!!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Holidays, Colonials!!
Reading some of your submissions made me aware that my understanding of Canadian history was very poor. Am I corrrect in assuming that colonists in ,pre-revolutionary British North America were paying taxes to the British government, including a tax on tea?

Why didn't the colonists in Canada join the revolution? Were they treated differently, by HM government, from the other colonies?

Looking at Article 11 of the 'Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union between the States of....[here follows list of original 13 states]', it reads :

"Canada, acceding to the Confederation, and joining in the measures of the United States, shall be admitted into, and entitled to, all the advantages of this Union; but no other colony shall be admitted into the same unless such admission be agreed to by nine states."

This sounds like the Congress delegates, were expecting a parting of the way between Canada and Great Britain.

Any thoughts on Canadian-American history of the above period?

Thanks for your time and have an enjoyable holiday.