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Upper Canada
The Province of Upper Canada was a political division in British Canada established in 1791 by the British Empire to govern the central third of the lands in British North America and to accommodate Loyalist refugees from the United States of America after the American Revolution...
Timeline of Events
1791
1.25.1791
The British Parliament passes the Constitutional Act of 1791 and splits the old province of Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada.
3.4.1791
A Constitutional Act is introduced by the British House of Commons in London which envisages the separation of Canada into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario).
1793
7.9.1793
The Act Against Slavery is passed in Upper Canada and the importation of slaves into Lower Canada is prohibited.
1796
2.1.1796
The capital of Upper Canada is moved from Newark to York.
1813
4.27.1813
War of 1812: United States troops capture the capital of Upper Canada, York (present day Toronto, Canada).
1834
3.6.1834
York, Upper Canada is incorporated as Toronto.
1837
11.22.1837
Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie called for a rebellion against Great Britain in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper ''The Constitution''.