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Key Terms

Cluster 2- Chapter 4
E.Q.: How did British colonial rule change from 1763 to 1867 and
what was its impact on life in North America?
Canadiens – the community of French Canadians living in
Quebec, particularly before and during the British colonization of
North America
Sovereign – autonomous; having the full and independent rights
and responsibilities of self-government
Assimilation – the absorption of a minority group into the culture
of a majority group
Loyalists – (United Empire Loyalists) residents of the Thirteen
Colonies who remained loyal to Britain during the American War
of Independence
Veto – the right to reject legislation and prevent it from passing
Conscientious Objectors – people who refuse for ethical
reasons to engage in state-supported actions such as war
Impressment – the forced service of American sailors into the
British navy
Oligarchy – a political system in which power is held by a small
number of people
Clergy Reserves – large tracts of land given to the Anglican
Church by the Canadian Government
Responsible Government – a system in which a government is
accountable to an electorate through regular elections
Coalition – a temporary alliance between political parties

Free Trade – the exchange of goods and services between
countries without tariffs or other government intervention to
control trade or protect domestic industries