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Review Questions

Vocabulary: unremunerative, judicious, dissensions, bureaucrats, affluence, confiscation, inquisition, fakers, tradition, impetuous, cynic, lament,

.1. How did the American Revolution create Canada?

2. Why were supporters of the sovereign and the sovereign astounded when they learned that British forces had been beaten?

3. Explain: (a) moonshine claims were given short shrift; (b) savouring too much of the inquisition; (c) unremunerative but honourable; (d) culpable dilatoriness; (e) hempen cravates; (f) latter-day Loyalists; (g) somewhat impetuous pledge; (h) commotions of the empire; (i) the spoils of war; (j) power has passed to the people.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the attitude of the Loyalists by explaining why they were initially critical of their government.

5. (a) Explain Lord Shelburne's comment that a part must be wounded that the whole may not perish. (b) Assess this statement.

6. (a) The claimant Joshua Pell "made himself obnoxious." Doing what? (b) Pell stated that he "laid out considerable sums to improvements thinking Britain would carry the day." What did he mean by this?

7. (a) Explain the motto Ducit Amor Patriae; (b) How would one "perpetuate the spirit of loyalty?

8. Why would one expect the Loyalists to form the backbone of Upper Canada's resistance to the attacking Americans in 1812?

9. Explain and account for the Loyalists responsiblity for Upper Canada's conservative outlook.

10. (a) Why were the commissioners so surprised and sceptical about the claims of many Loyalists? (b) What were the 'gates of entry' and why do you think they were they more ajar in the new world than the old?


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