British North America

former British posessions in North America

British North America was the British-owned part of the continent of North America. This term was mostly used before the American Revolution.

British colonies in continental North America (red) and the island colonies of the British West Indies of the Caribbean Sea (pink), after the French and Indian War (1754–1763) and before the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)
British North America in 1747
British North America in 1775; the Thirteen Colonies are shown in red

In 1759, after winning the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, Britain took control of the colony of New France. After this, British North America also included New France.

After the American Revolution, some people still used the term to refer to what is now the country of Canada. In fact, the Canadian Constitution was first called the "British North America Act 1867" (which first became a law in 1867).