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Old 11-27-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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you may be right about that.
This is becoming a frustrating question, in that there seems to be lots of information about quebec, but virtually nothing about the English colonies that didn't join
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Old 11-27-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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In Nova Scotia, the Acadiens (Cajuns) were sent packing starting in 1755 so the lands could be settled by Loyalists.
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Tropical Florida
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Lots of great answers from everyone as i appreciate the responses.

Also if memory serves me correctly and that is once France entered the war that there were independence uprisings against Great Britain in the Indies but that either Commander in Chief Howe or Clinton sent some 5,000 troops down there to crush them which ended their short bid for independence.

Does that sound correct?
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Old 11-28-2009, 12:47 PM
 
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Lots of great answers from everyone as i appreciate the responses.

Also if memory serves me correctly and that is once France entered the war that there were independence uprisings against Great Britain in the Indies but that either Commander in Chief Howe or Clinton sent some 5,000 troops down there to crush them which ended their short bid for independence.

Does that sound correct?
Yes, there was a bit of negotiating for those islands in 1783 with the French, English and Spanish with the English gaining a foothold in Florida.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Kingston, ON
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The availability of Tim Horton's tended to pacify them and make them less resentful of Royal authority, tea taxation and the long time it was taking to get hockey invented.
Actually, Timmy's didn't make its debut until 1964.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Your computer screen.
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Because the merchants living in those areas were not wealthy enough to fund a war to protect their commerce from taxation.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:06 PM
 
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Florida had very few British settlers and was only in British control for a short period of time from roughly 1763-1783. It was originally a Spanish colony acquired by Britain as a result of a peace settlement. When the U.S. defeated Britain in the American Revolution, Spain regained control of Florida for nearly 40 years. The U.S. did not get Florida until 1819.

The simple answer to your question is that there were too few British settlers in Florida to make a difference. There were far more Seminole Indians inhabiting Florida at the time. In fact, when the U.S. ceded Florida from Spain, the U.S. military had to go to war against the Seminole Indians lead by Chief Osceola to gain control of Florida. The Seminoles were a formidable military force and it took 3 separate invasions over a course of years for the U.S. Army to defeat them.

In fact, the modern day cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach were originally U.S. Army forts set up as bases to launch the invasion forces against the Seminoles.
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