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Province of Quebec (1763–1791)

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Provence of Quebec, 1763, 1774 and 1783

The Province of Quebec was a colony in North America. It was created by Great Britain after the Seven Years' War. Great Britain acquired French Canada by the Treaty of Paris (1763). After a long debate France negotiated to keep the small island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.[1] Guadeloupe was rich in sugar. By Britain's Royal Proclamation of 1763, Canada (part of New France) was renamed the Province of Quebec.[2] The province extended from the coast of Labrador on the Atlantic Ocean, southwest through the Saint Lawrence River Valley to the Great Lakes and beyond to the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.[3] Portions of its southwest (below the Great Lakes) were later ceded to the United States in a later Treaty of Paris (1783) at the conclusion of the American Revolution.

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  1. Colin G. Calloway (2006). The Scratch of a Pen: 1763 and the Transformation of North America. Oxford U.P. p. 8.
  2. R. Douglas Francis; Richard Jones; Donald B. Smith, Journeys: A History of Canada (Toronto: Nelson Education, 2009), p. 98
  3. Accounts and papers, Volume 6 (Great Britain House of Commons, 1851), p. 72