The Constitutional Act of 1791 (LBPSB)

Information / Instructions
In 1776, the thirteen colonies declared their independence from the British Empire. After seven years of war, the Americans achieved their goal and the United States was formed. Many English colonists who wished to remain loyal to the British Crown decided to leave the newly formed United States and move to Quebec, which was still considered British colony. We call these people Loyalists. The territory of North America was redistributed and the British government adopted the constitutional act in 1791. This act separated the Province of Quebec into two new provinces: Upper-Canada and Lower-Canada. Most of the loyalists settled in Upper-Canada, while Lower-Canada was population mostly by French colonists.

Task #1

Using the attached image and the "draw polygon" function, create the territories for Lower-Canada, Upper-Canada, and the United States.

Task #2:

Using the "draw a path" function, trace out some possible routes that the Loyalists might have taken to arrive in Canada.

Task #3:

Imagine that you are a loyalist that decided to leave the United States after the war. Write a detailed account of your voyages and explain the reasons why you decided to move to Canada.