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The Act of Union -1840. The Act of Union - 1840. The government in England listened to Lord Durham They realized that they need to assimilate the French people in Lower Canada Assimilate = no more rebellions. The Act of Union - 1840.

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The act of union 18401
The Act of Union - 1840

  • The government in England listened to Lord Durham

  • They realized that they need to assimilate the French people in Lower Canada

  • Assimilate = no more rebellions


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The Act of Union - 1840

  • So Lower Canada and Upper Canada were combined together to make CANADA

  • There was an invisible line in the middle

  • On the right there was Canada East

  • On the leftthere was Canada West


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The Act of Union - 1840

  • Canada West is the old Upper Canada.

  • The people who live there are mostly English and Protestant


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The Act of Union - 1840

  • Canada East is the old Lower Canada

  • This is the area where most of the French Canadians live Close to the St. Lawrence River

  • The people who live there are mostly French and Catholic

  • There are English people in Montreal, Quebec City and the Eastern Townships


The Act of Union-1840

After 1840

Before 1840


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The Act of Union-1840

  • The government in England COMBINED the ASSEMBLIES of Upper and Lower Canada

  • They thought that all the votes would be in favor of what English people would want

  • That would force French people to assimilate


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The Act of Union-1840

  • Did the French people in Canada become assimilated?

  • NO!!!

  • They continued to tell the government that they were not happy with what the government was doing


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