Anonymous asked in TravelCanadaQuebec · 1 decade ago

Quebec Act??????

Ther period during which this act was enforced was???

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Quebec Act of 1774 was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain (citation 14 Geo. III c. 83) setting out procedures of governance in the area of Quebec.

    Principal components of the act:

    * Expansion of territory to take over the Canadian portions of the Indian Reserve (1763) that had separated Quebec from Rupert's Land including much of what is now southern Ontario

    * Expansion of territory to take over land that is now in the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and parts of Minnesota).

    * Replaced the oath of allegiance so that it no longer made reference to the Protestant faith.

    * Guaranteed free practice of the Catholic faith.

    * Upheld the continued use of Civil law (legal system) initially used by the French (as opposed to Common law used by the British).

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