ESSENTIAL EXAM KNOWLEDGE!

10 Things You Should Know About Constitutions

1. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 created the Province of Quebec.

2. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 limited the territory of the Province of Quebec to the St Lawrence Valley. It is the smallest shaded area you will see on any exam map.

3. The Royal Proclamation of 1763 introduced English law and a "Test Act".

4. The Quebec Act of 1774 reestablished French civil law and freedom of worship.

5. The Quebec Act of 1774 extended the territory of the Province of Quebec. The colony's territory now extended from Labrador in the north to the Mississippi in the south.

6. The Constitutional Act of 1791 divided the Province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.

7. Under the Constitutional Act of 1791, the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada each had a legislative assembly.

8. The Constitutional Act of 1791 introduced the parliamentary regime that is the basis of democratic government in Canada.

9. The Act of Union (1840) created a new province called the "United Province of Canada".

10. Under the Act of Union (1840), a single legislative assembly represented the populations of Canada East and Canada West.