Timeline of Quebec history (1760–90)

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This section of the timeline of Quebec history concerns the events between the fall of Quebec as part of New France during the French and Indian Wars and as part of British North America, the establishment of the Quebec Act.





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    Preceded by
    1663 to 1759
    Timeline of Quebec history
    1760 to 1790
    Succeeded by
    1791 to 1840