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Essay heading: The Coercive Acts
 
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Date added: July 1, 2009
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The reaction of the colonists was largely negative. They believed that the soldiers were there only to ensure their obedience with the unpopular Coercive Acts. The Quebec Act was not part of Lord North’s Coercive Acts but is usually considered one of them anyway, making it the fifth and final act. It was passed by Parliament to give greater rights to the French inhabitants of Canada, which had come under British rule through the Treaty of Paris in 1763...
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It was passed by Parliament to give greater rights to the French inhabitants of Canada, which had come under British rule through the Treaty of Paris in 1763. Under the act Roman Catholicism was established as the official religion of Quebec and Canada’s governors were given great powers but no legislatures to check them and confirmed the continuation of French civil Law...
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