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I need help in social studies!?

My teacher is stupid and we never learned anything this year! I need to know about the royal proclamation, The war of 1812, the quebec act, the assimilation of the acadiens/deportation, the independance war, battle on the plains of abraham, and mercantilisim. Please help so that my final exam will go good.

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    • The Royal Proclamation of 1763 was issued October 7, 1763, by King George III following Great Britain's acquisition of French territory in North America after the end of the French and Indian War/Seven Years' War. The purpose of the proclamation was to organize Great Britain's new North American empire and to stabilize relations with Native North Americans through regulation of trade, settlement, and land purchases on the western frontier.

    • The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain from June 1812 to the spring of 1815, although the peace treaty ending the war was signed in Europe in December 1814. The main land fighting of the war occurred along the Canadian border, in the Chesapeake Bay region, and along the Gulf of Mexico; extensive action also took place at sea.

    • The Quebec Act provided the following:

    (1) a new governor and council were to be appointed to govern affairs in Quebec

    the French civil code was officially recognized for use in Quebec, but English law would continue to prevail in criminal matters

    (2) recognition was also given to the Roman Catholic Church in Quebec; this was an important gesture because Catholics were previously ineligible for public office, but now could qualify by taking an oath of loyalty to Britain

    (3) the administrative boundaries of Quebec were extended south to the Ohio and west to the Mississippi rivers; this last-minute provision was an admission that the Proclamation Line of 1763, and Indian policy in general, had been a massive failure.

    • Acadians are the descendants of a group of French-speaking settlers who migrated from coastal France in the late sixteenth century to establish a French colony called Acadia in the maritime provinces of Canada and part of what is now the state of Maine. Forced out by the British in the mid-sixteenth century, a few settlers remained in Maine, but most resettled in southern Louisiana and are popularly known as Cajuns.

    • Are you talking about the American Independence War?

    • The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, 13 September 1759, during the SEVEN YEARS' WAR, fought upstream from Québec on a tract of land that is thought to have been named after Abraham Martin, to whom it was granted 1635-45. A powerful British force under Major-General James WOLFE and Vice-Admiral Charles Saunders was sent up the St Lawrence to capture Québec. The French, commanded by Lieutenant-General the Marquis de MONTCALM, at first held the British at bay.

    • Mercantilism is economic nationalism for the purpose of building a wealthy and powerful state. Adam Smith coined the term “mercantile system” to describe the system of political economy that sought to enrich the country by restraining imports and encouraging exports.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Social studies books are totally boring accounts. Try to learn more about the people you're reading about - check our wikipedia and other sites. For example, Ben Franklin was a total playboy, and he had really bad gout. People are LOTS more complicated than they tell you - look them up on the net, and try to find some more exciting accounts of the wars you may be studying. Personalize it as much as you can, and that'll help you remember. (think about this: learning about how Stonewall Jackson was totally prissy and sucked lemons throughout battles. That's more fun than memorizing exactly where and when he got killed. Oh yeah - and his arm is buried separately from him. You can find it in VA).

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