Quick Facts About Quebec Act
The British Parliament passed the Quebec Act on June 22, 1774.
The official name of the Quebec Act is “;An Act for making more effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec in North America.”;
Some historians recognize the Quebec Act as one of the Coercive Acts and other do not.
The Quebec Act was an effort by Parliament to satisfy the people of Quebec and to prevent them from joining the growing dissent and disaffection fomenting in the American colonies.
The Quebec Act restored French civil law in Quebec.
The Quebec Act established British criminal law in Quebec.
The Quebec Act revoked the Proclamation (1763) against westward expansion in Canada.
The Quebec Act gave freedom of worship to Roman Catholics in Quebec.
The Quebec Act extended Quebec’s boundaries to include the land west of the Appalachian Mountains and north of the Ohio River.
The pro-French and pro-Catholic provisions of the Quebec Act were sources of animosity for American colonists who were enemies of the French Canadians during the French and Indian War.
The provision of the Quebec Act that extended the boundaries of Quebec was provoked great anger in the American colonies, some of which which had their own designs on expansion west of the Appalachian Mountains and north of the Ohio River.