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01/05/1707 Acts of Union comes into force

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22nd July 1706: Terms of the Acts of Union 1707 agreed

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How Scotland Joined Great Britain

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How was the Treaty of Union received 307 years ago?

The Acts of Union were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed by the Parliament of Scotland. They put into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union, following negotiation between commissioners representing the parliaments of the two countries.
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    • Essentials 

    • Political background prior to 1707 

    • Political motivations 

    • Treaty and passage of the 1707 Acts 

    • Provisions 

    • Evaluations 

    • 300th anniversary