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1. (a) How did the British parliamentarians feel about Canada? (b)Why was there indecision regarding its development? (c)What made Britain decide to keep Canada?

2. The legislation was based on lessons 'burned into the minds' of British politicians. Why do you think the lesson was 'burned' into their minds?

3. Explain the necessity as the British leaders saw it for a local aristocracy.

4. British ministers learned the wrong lesson from the American revolution. Discuss.

3. Why was Upper Canada called the child of the American revolution?

4. For what is debate on the Constitutional Act remembered?

5. Who do you think was really responsible for the break in the friendship of these two men?

6 Burke said the French revolution was founded on the scorn of history. (a)What did he mean by this?

7Why do you think the British government be concerned about a revolution in France? Compare the views of Fox and Burke on the subject of democracy.

8 Why did Pitt divide Quebec? In your opinion, was he right to do so?

9 The Act gave Canada the shadow but not the substance of the British Constitution. What does this mean?

10. What was the importance of the Assembly as far as its creators were concerned?

11. Discuss the clergy reserves.

12 Why did the French Revolution change from being an exciting foreign attraction to an issue of national concern for British politicians?

13 How did migration both create and destroy the Constitutional Act?

14 What did Canadians discover when they had time to study their society?

15. Explain: (a) a censure motion; (b) rail against the revolution; (c) lasting fame of our founding; (d) divide and rule; (e) withhold royal assent; (f) a political football; (g) micro-manage; (h) hereditary aristocracy.

16. The policy of the British government of the day was to control democracy and foster "Connection, Order, Gradation and Subordination" Express this in another way.

17. Why was did the British authorities detest the idea of democracry in their colony?

18.Ultimately, Britain's carefully laid plans for their Canadian colony were foiled by the Loyalists' 'split-personality.' Explain.

19. Name and explain the figure of speech: "The rock that wrecked the first American colony was to become the cornerstone of the second."

20.(a) Name the figure of speech used to describe Pitt. (b) What does it tell you about him?

21. What might 'a new and nobler' constitution have included?


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