The Canadas is the collective name for and Upper Canada , two Lower Canada British colonies in present day Canada. They were both created by the [1 ] Constitutional Act of 1791 and abolished in 1841 with the union of Upper and Lower Canada.
Their names reflected their positions relative to the headwaters of the
St. Lawrence River, the same relationship between Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt:
History [ edit ]
The British colony of the
Province of Quebec was divided by the Constitutional Act of 1791 into two separate provinces, with the Ottawa River forming a part of the border.
The creation of Upper Canada was in response to the desire expressed by recently arrived
United Empire Loyalist settlers for British institutions and laws, especially British laws of land tenure.
The political structure of the colonies was changed after
Lord Durham's 1838 recommended they be merged into a single colonial province. Report on the Affairs of British North America
Lower Canada, Upper Canada and their legislatures were abolished by the British
Act of Union 1840 of July 23, 1840 (which came into force in early 1841) and united as one political entity, the Province of Canada.
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