- British North America
British North America consisted of the colonies and territories of the
British Empirein continental North Americaafter the end of the American Revolutionary Warand the recognition of American independence (1783).
At the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775 the British Empire included 20 colonies north of
Mexico. East Floridaand West Floridawere ceded to Spainin the Treaty of Paris (1783)which ended the American Revolutionary War, and then ceded by Spain to the United Statesin 1819. All but one of the remaining colonies of British North America joined together from 1867 to 1873 forming the Dominion of Canada. Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949.
The term "British North America" was first used informally in 1783, but it was uncommon before the
Report on the Affairs of British North America(1839), called the Durham Report. Formally, the British Colonies in North America were known as " British America" and the " British West Indies" until 1783, and after that, "British North America" and the "British West Indies".
British colonization of the Americas
British North America Acts
British overseas territories
British West Indies
Dominion of Canada, Canada
British Arctic Territories
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