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Deportation of the Acadians

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Expulsion of the Acadians
The expulsion and deportation of the Acadians was cruel, but justified.   The British didn’t want the Acadians to remain allies with the French.   The Acadians refused to sign an unconditional oath of loyalty to become British subjects.   Instead, they negotiated an oath that promised neutrality.   In 1755 the British found over 300 Acadians in Fort Beauséjour fighting against British troops.   After the incident, the British once again requested the signing of the oath of allegiance but they still refused.   Which ended in the deportation of 10, 000 Acadians.   Finally, despite their frustration, their reaction was unacceptable.   Not only did it kill many lives, but in the end the Acadians hated them even more.
One of the reasons for the deportation was because the Acadians refused to sign the oath of allegiance.   The history behind the deportation was mainly the British conquest of Acadia that happened in 1710, when Great Britain marked the beginning of permanent British control over the peninsular portion of Acadia.   This resulted in the treaty of Utretch in 1713, which allowed the Acadians to keep their lands.   Over the next 45 years, the Acadians kept on rejecting to sign the oath of allegiance. This was partly because some Acadians were anti-British.   But mainly the difficulty was religion.   As the British monarch was the head of the (protestant) Church of England, while the Acadians followed under the rule of the Roman Catholic Church.
In 1755, british troops found 300 Acadians in fort Beauséjour


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