British North America consisted of the the colonies and territories of the British Empire in continental North America after the end of the American Revolutionary War and the recognition of American independence. The British Empire was the largest empire in history and for over a century was the foremost global power. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" The United States of America —commonly referred to as the
At the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775, the British Empire included 20 colonies north of Mexico. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. East Florida and West Florida were ceded to Spain in the Treaty of Paris (1783) which ended the American Revolutionary War, and then ceded by Spain to the United States in 1819. East Florida was originally a part of Spanish Florida. Under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1763, which ended the Seven Years' War, Spain ceded West Florida was a region on the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico, which underwent several boundary and sovereignty changes during its history Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The Treaty of Paris, signed on September 3, 1783, and approved by the Congress of the Confederation on January 14, 1784, formally The United States of America —commonly referred to as the All but one of the remaining colonies of British North America joined together from 1867 to 1873 forming the Dominion of Canada. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949. Newfoundland and Labrador (ˈnuːfɨn(dlənd ən(d ˈlæbrəˌdɔr (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador is a province of Canada, the tenth and latest to join the Confederation
The term British North America was first used informally in 1783, but it was uncommon before the Report on the Affairs of British North America (1839), called the Durham Report. The Report on the Affairs of British North America, commonly known as Lord Durham's Report, is an important document in the history of Quebec, Canada Formally, the British Colonies in North America were known as "British America" and the "British West Indies" until 1783, and after that, "British North America" and the "British West Indies". For American people of British descent see British American. British America consisted of the British Empire in continental North America The term British West Indies refers to territories in and around the Caribbean which were at one time colonised by the United Kingdom.