What is the Quebec Act of 1774?
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What is the Quebec Act of 1774?

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The Quebec Act of 1774 was an act of the Parliament of Great Britain that set procedures in place for the governance of the Quebec Province. The act is formally known as the British North America (Quebec) Act of 1774.

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The act changed the oath of allegiance to no longer reflect Protestant faith, it guaranteed free practice of the Catholic faith, and it restored the use of French civil law for private matters and maintained English law for public administration. This act came out at the same time as other Intolerable Acts, also known as Coercive Acts, following The Boston Tea Party. Parliament designed these acts to punish the colonists for their protests, and many resented the loss of liberties and political freedoms from the Quebec Act of 1774.

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