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British and Canadiens co- operated to defend Canada during the American Revolution.

Fifteen years after the surrender of Montreal, governor Sir Guy Carleton revived the Canadien militia. This measure was put to the test when, alienated by British attempts to raise revenue to pay for the Seven Years’ War, Britain’s American colonies rebelled in 1775.

Two American armies, intent on weakening Britain’s position in North America, invaded Canada. One advanced up Lake Champlain, captured Montréal, and advanced on Québec. There, they joined a second army that had made a difficult overland trek through Maine. On 31 December 1775, a force of British soldiers and French- and English-speaking militia soundly defeated an assault on Québec City. The Americans remained outside Québec, suffering from cold, hunger, and disease. In May 1776, reinforcements of British regulars and troops hired from the German states of Brunswick and Hess-Hanau arrived by sea and the Americans withdrew.

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