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Plans for Quebec citadel, 1767
(Catalogue ref: MPG 1/420)
Catalogue ref: MPG 1/420 Quebec Citadel; plans for British citadel, Quebec, 1767
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Study this source carefully. Different parts of the source will contain clues about why the British became empire builders in North America. As you study the source, ask yourself:
  • A citadel is a fortress. Does this suggest that the planned fortress will be strong?
  • What uses do you think the British would have for this fortress?
  • Does this source provide any clues about the reasons why the British were in North America?
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