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long time ago, in 1755 Governor Charles Lawrence demanded that the Acadians sign an oath of Allegiance. This meant that if Britain and France went to war, the Acadian's would have to fight for the British.
I'm taking you and your son away from here get up and start walking
during the expulsion, the Acadians were rounded up and deported. As many as 10000 people were forced onto a ship and sent to Europe or to distant British colonies.
Why are you doing this
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Some Acadian's managed to escape into the forest and find refuge With French or First nations Communities in the area. Others died of exposure or starvation while hiding.
Nearly one-Third of the people who were forced onto ships died before they reached their destination. In the terror and Confusion, families were separated, and some never found each other again.
After the Acadians were forcibly removed from their communities, the British burned down their homes and destroyed their farms so that the Acadian's would have no reason to return.
The expulsion lasted for eight years, ending in 1763.
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