The British governor Charles Lawrence demanded the Acadians to sign the oath of allegiance. So, the Acadians can fight with the French when they come upon war.
I demand you all sign the oath of allegiance. You shall then always side with the British.
Agree to the treaty!
Many Acadians refused to sign the treaty, so, they got expelled to far off lands.
Then be expelled!
The Acadians got rounded up then deported to present day USA. One-third of the ships did not reach their destinations. Families were separated, making it nearly impossible to find each other again. The expulsion lasted for 8 years.
Some of the Acadians escaped into forests or they found refuge with the french. Some, people died in the forest, because they starved to death.
HURRY UP!! Or else they will find us.
After the Acadians left, the Britishers destroyed their houses. So the Acadians had no reason to return to Acadia.
I am destroying the houses. Now, there is no reason for the acadians to return.
The Acadians reached the new land scared and lost.
Hello, What happened?
It was terrible and... and... MY CHILDREN!! I hope they are ok!