British North America


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British North America

also British America
The former British possessions in North America north of the United States. The term was once used to designate Canada.

British North America

n
(Placename) (formerly) Canada or its constituent regions or provinces that formed part of the British Empire
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Fifteen years ago when I crossed British North America to the Pacific, Edmonton had a population of about 300 people, today there is a population of between thirteen and fourteen thousand.
91(24) of the British North America Act, federal jurisdiction, as Indian Reserves.
Moreover, the Fenians were not invading British North America anymore.
Although largely forgotten today, he played large roles in Quebec as a provincial grand master, and later in Nova Scotia as commander-in-chief of the British North America Armed Forces.
The strong demographic growth among the slaves in British North America seems to suggest that in large parts of the nontropical areas of Iberian America slave births also must have exceeded deaths.
In recent years he has been engaged in a project "to give an account of the peopling of British North America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
In Newport, Jewish-black relations were not recognized at all, in keeping with the ban on interracial sexual activity in British North America.
Immediately in the first chapter, Allen uses Boston's Old Plymouth Colony Club as a microcosm for the birth of what would eventually become a movement that spread throughout British North America.
As the summer of 1812 approached, officials in London, who until then had given American complaints little attention, made one last attempt at appeasement, while continuing with military and naval preparations in British North America.
Glasgow in particular became one of Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with British North America and the British West Indies.
Permission to start a new diocese (Quebec City being the only diocese in British North America since 1658) depended not only on the Vatican but also on the British Secretary of State for the Colonies.
Later, the Federal Government, through the British North America Act of 1867, which created the nation of Canada, took over from the provinces and assumed exclusive jurisdiction over banking, with nationwide branch banking as a consequence.

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