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colony

an area that is governed by another person in a different country overseas

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upper canada

up st lawrence, english

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lower canada

down st lawrence, french

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royal proclamation of 1763

declaration stating that the lands west of the mississipi river are aboriginal

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implicit

not plainly expressed

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métis

both aboriginal and european

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loyalist

americans that stay true to britain

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gentry

the upper class thats in britain

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clergy

the body of all people ordained for religious regions

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mortgage

where someone borrows money to buy property

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barter economy

cashless economic system

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blight

a plant disease caused by mold, fungus or bacteria

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estate

an area of land owned by one person

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tenant farmer

a person who farms rented land

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class system

a society where privelidged people have rights and advantages where unpriviledged do not

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family compact

the people who controlled and had power in upper canada

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chateau clique

the people who controlled lower canada

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absentee landlord

someone who sells property that they dont live in

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land speculators

people who buy property for a low price and sell it at a higher price for extra profit

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seignural system

system of land distribution in New france

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coffin ship

ship used to carry irish immigrants

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steerage

the under part of a ship that stores cargo

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francophone

someone who speaks french

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abolition

ending slavery legally

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representative government

where an elected assembly governs

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responsible government

a government that is responsible to the people

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aligarchy

small group of people havibg control of something

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veto

right to reject a decision

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deficit

where a sum of money is too small

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nationalism

patriotic feelingg to ones culture

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dictator

a leader with absolute power