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Posted: 9/4/2001 5:55:27 PM EDT
Should America have during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 promised Quebec their freedom for their support? I wonder if the oppressed former French citizens could have changed the outcome.
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 4:46:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 5:44:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2001 5:50:05 AM EDT by 95thFoot]
America and Quebec were anathema to each other because of the latter's French heritage and, especially, its Catholicism. The Quebec Act of 1774 pretty much sealed the fate of the Francophones- as long as the Quebecois did not oppose British aims elsewhere, it guaranteed them freedom of religion, language and culture, something which stuck in the craw of the Protestant Anglo Yankees, esp. in New England, for many years to come. The Quebec Act also ensured that the Quebecois would be allies of the British, not only in the Rev. War, but also in the War of 1812. Also, let's not forget- the Continentals tried twice to invade Quebec in the American War of Independence, the first in 1775, with disastrous results- we got our butts kicked at the city gates of Quebec. US and Quebec allies? Not likely.
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 5:46:54 AM EDT
whatever. they all still drive like assholes.
Link Posted: 9/6/2001 12:57:42 PM EDT
Je me souviens! Canadians can only dream this were true.....
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 6:00:27 PM EDT
All the French who were worthwhile colonized Louisiana.
Link Posted: 9/15/2001 6:08:12 PM EDT
The French Cajuns do cook better than the British Canadians.
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