Quebec Act Facts

June 22, 1774

Facts About Quebec Act


Key facts and important details about the Quebec Act of 1774 for kids doing research and students studying for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

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 while others 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 of 1763, which prohibited the colonies from expanding westward into 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 had their own designs on expansion west of the Appalachian Mountains and north of the Ohio River.

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  • Article Title Quebec Act Quick Facts
  • Coverage June 22, 1774
  • Author
  • Keywords quebec act, 1774
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date January 18, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update December 20, 2021
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