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Historical Periods of Canadian History - Organizing a topic as diverse as Canadian history into periods is challenging. Canadian history spans hundreds of years, covers events from varying points of views, and contains dimensions of culture, theme, and politics. To understand how to organize history logically into periods, it is helpful to refer to Canadian history sources. Two history texts by Bumstead and Silver will be considered. The manner in which they organize Canadian history into logical and comprehensive periods will be taken into account....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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Louis St. Laurent: A Politician in Canadian History - Canadian history consists of many memorable moments, including many great leaders that helped Canada become what it is today, like the well-known Louis St. Laurent. He was born on Feb. 1st, 1882 in Compton, Quebec, and died on July 25, 1973 in Quebec City (Coucil, 13). Louis St. Laurent was raised in a mixed family, with a French - speaking father, and English - speaking Irish mother, and was fluently bilingual. He studied many years in law, where he graduated from law school, at Laval University in 1914, and had been a successful corporation lawyer (“St-Stephen, St....   [tags: Canadian History] 1448 words
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Canadian History - In Canadian history it is quite evident we are influenced heavily by the much stronger nations around us. Therefore our own content in Canada is sometimes overshadowed by other cultures, specifically with regards to the United States who have a big influence on our cultural industries. Pierre Trudeau expressed the feeling Canadians have with this co-existence, "Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly or temperate the beast, one is affected by every twitch and grunt." Some may argue that Canada should not continue to develop regulations to protect its cultural industries....   [tags: Canadian Culture] 1961 words
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The War of 1812 and Canadian History - ... This would eventually become a nation due to the unification of the two Canada’s. This unification went on later in history to be one of the essentials in forming the nation through Confederation that took place in 1867. If the two parties had not been able to cooperate, then they would not have been able to unite in confederation and would have prevented further development of Canada. Furthermore, the strong militia which emerged, showed on a global stage, British North America’s ability in fighting independently, as at the same time, Great Britain was occupied in the Napoleonic Wars....   [tags: heroic efforts of Canadians] 1002 words
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Canadian History: Lester Bowles Pearson - ... Diefenbaker, the leader of the Conservative party insisted on incorporating the union jack, but the Liberals and NDP disagreed. This is what made Pearson such an important figure to Canadians—he didn’t stop or give up. Lester Pearson kept moving forward because he knew it would be for the better. Canadians were given a chance to show their own designs. Over 5,900 alternative designs were submitted (www.cbc.ca). A man by the name of George Stanley designed one with a leaf in the middle with red bars on either side....   [tags: canadian flag, commission on bilingualism] 953 words
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Events in Canadian History - Before a person is well recognized in society, they need to go though a lot of trouble, discrimination, and change to get there. No one judges them by their individual merit. This also applies to countries. The government of a country is always trying to get themselves in a higher position around the globe. This is done so they are well established for their good qualities. Canada is also a name in the list of such nations. Recognition was really hard for Canada to get because of the fact that it is one of the younger countries....   [tags: history] 1937 words
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Historical Periods of Canadian History - Logically organizing a topic as diverse and wide-ranging as Canadian history into specific periods is complex and challenging. Canadian history spans hundreds of years, covers numerous events from varying points of views, and contains dimensions of culture, theme, and politics. To grasp the logical and appropriate organization of history into periods, it is helpful to refer to appropriate text sources. Two Canadian History texts, intended for use by undergraduates, by Bumstead and Silver will be considered....   [tags: canada]
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The Canadian Shield - In the period between 1760 and confederation, settlement in Lower and Upper Canada pushed into the Canadian Shield. In Lower Canada, settlement in the Shield was mostly by the Saguenay River, St. Maurice Valley and the area north of Montreal. In Upper Canada, settlement was attempted in the Ottawa-Huron Tract which was eastward from Lake Huron into the Ottawa Valley. Canadian colonial settlement shared a fluctuating relationship with the Canadian Shield. The Shield was a barrier to settlement until population increases pushed the boundaries....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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The Canadian Depression - ”Families, tribes, dusted out, tractored out. Car-loads, caravans, homeless and hungry; twenty thousand and fifty thousand and a hundred thousand and two hundred thousand. They streamed over the mountains, hungry and restless — restless as ants, scurrying to find work to do — to lift, to push, to pull, to pick, to cut — anything, any burden to bear, for food. The kids are hungry. We got no place to live. Like ants scurrying for work, for food, and most of all for land. “ John Steinbeck. The Grapes of Wrath, 1939 Between 1900 and 1929, Canada had the world’s fastest growing economy with only a sharp but brief recession during world war one....   [tags: Canadian History]
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Craig Kielburger: A Momentous Canadian - 2 648 848 hours volunteered, schools built in 45 countries, so many pennies collected that if they were stacked one on top of each other they would weigh more than 64 African elephants [collected to get clean water in Africa]; the root cause for all these good deeds is one person. Craig Kielburger was and continues to be a momentous person in Canadian history. He has forever changed Canadian history due to his ever-growing list of good deeds including: the movement he has started to inspire youth, how he continues to change the lives of people around the world, and the way he brings people together to create change....   [tags: biography, canadian history]
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Greatest Canadian: Pierre Trudeau - Pierre Trudeau is the greatest Canadian of the twentieth century due to the fact that he declared Canada’s independence from Great Britain, he abolished the death penalty, and he created the Official Languages Act, making our nation entirely bilingual. His upbringing was a quiet one, “born into a family, a home and a neighbourhood of modest means” . Joseph Charles-Émile Trudeau, the family patriarch, was not a rich man because his parents were Quebec farmers. However, his maternal grandfather was a businessman....   [tags: canadian history, independence]
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The Significance of Library and Archives Canada in Preserving Canadian History - Thesis The significance Library and Archives Canada is the preservation of Canadian history. Introduction Without the protection of Library and Archives Canada, Vital documentation of Canadian History Act could be lost. The significance of the Library and Archives of Canada is that it holds every important document this country was built on and more including Constitutional laws and all the past and current amendments made. Library and Archives Canada also contains the Census of Canadian citizens all the way back to 1871 in their database in addition to a military history....   [tags: Vital Documentation, Database]
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Why The Discovery of Insulin is a Defining Moment in Canadian History - During the year 1889, two researchers, Joseph Von Mering and Oskar Minkowski, had discovered the disease that is known today as diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the insulin levels (a hormone produced in unique cells called the islets of Langerhans found in the pancreas) in the bloodstream are irregular and therefore affect the way the body uses sugars, as well as other nutrients. Up until the 1920’s, it was known that being diagnosed with diabetes was a death sentence which usually affected “children and adults under 30.” Those who were diagnosed were usually very hungry and thirsty, which are two of the symptoms associated with diabetes....   [tags: Insulin, Canada, discoveries, ]
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The Korean War: A Turning Point in Canadian History - The land of the morning calm, this was what Korea was called many years ago. Unfortunately, circumstances have changed. Korea is now no longer a single country but has been split into two parts; North Korea and South Korea. Korea had been united as one country for many years. Japan took control of Korea and made it part of its empire. After World War II, Japan was defeated and its empire fell. Korea was left without a leader or a system of government. This provoked the United States troops to occupy the southern half and Soviet troops to occupy the northern half....   [tags: Canada World History]
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Brief Canadian History - ... The metis decided to stop the surveyors by taking away the chains the surveyors used for measuring. After this event the Canadian government decided to appoint William McDougal as the lieutenant governor of the Northwest Territories to ease up the tension in the red river settlement. This decision was not the best decision bin my opinion because it would create even more tension because McDougal was known to the metis as a federal minister whom strongly favoured the westward expansion of Canada....   [tags: Settlers, Rebels, Expansion] 1190 words
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The History of the Canadian Political Landscape - ... However, after the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 all North American French colonial land was succeeded to Britain. Separated from France, Quebec relied on the Roman Catholic Church for support. The clergy became heavily influential in political matters, expressing the general discontent of Quebec towards English dominance (Croats, 2002: 18-19). In order to appease Quebec during the first federal elections and onwards the Conservative Party as well as the Liberal Party made many appeals by respecting the traditions, and culture of Quebec in exchange for their loyalty to the British Crown....   [tags: conservative party, british, ideology ] 1803 words
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Understanding Canadian History - Understanding Canadian History Art history contributes to our understanding of Canada's history. Urban history, art history, and material history documented events as they unfurled. Demographic concentration, architecture, economics, and cultural aspects are well documented in the above disciplines of history. Art itself is about people and their expressions of hope and meaning. Their impressions and thoughts are transported to their respective canvases. For the most part, these forms of history are less biassed and they tell the story as it actually was....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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Canadian History and World War One - Canadian History and World War One The article “Race and Recruitment In World War 1: Enlistment of Visible Minorities in the Canadian Expeditionary Force*” Written by author James W. ST G. Walker that can be found in the Canadian Historial Review (March 1989 Edition) discusses the discrimination against minorities during World War 1. Outlining the events from 1914 through 1917 that depict this injustice against visible minorities. It gives a detailed view of changing attitutudes of government and recruiting officials towards visible minorities and their position and value to the war efffort....   [tags: Papers] 1127 words
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The Battle of Vimy Ridge: The Birth of The Canadian Nation - One of Canada’s largest military endeavors was the battle of Vimy Ridge during World War One. It was a fierce battle between Germans and Canadians. Canada was trying to take over the German controlled ridge, which ran from northwest to southwest between Lens and Arras, France. Its highest point was 145 feet above sea level, which was exceptionally helpful in battle because of the very flat landscape. Already over 200,000 men had fallen at Vimy, all desperately trying to take or defend this important and strategic ridge....   [tags: World War I, Canada, Canadian History]
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How Conscription Negatively Impacted Canadian Society - Sir Wilfrid Laurier declared “I oppose conscription because in it has the seeds of discord and disunion” (Newman, 94). Conscription is compulsory military service. It caused hatred, riots and protests that divided Canada severely. It was the cause that tore the delicate balance between the French and English Canadian relationship. The conservative party, who had first introduced conscription, still find it difficult to receive votes from Quebec, even after 50 years. (CBC, 14) Conscription was not justified as it negatively impacted not just Canadian society, it created political problems and caused a severe division between Canada’s two linguistic groups....   [tags: canadian studies, canada history]
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A Brief History of The Canadian Automotive Industry - In the early 1960’s the Canadian automotive industry faced a growing crisis of a seemingly uncontrollable decline in the production and sales of American brand vehicles, which was a major industry in Southern Ontario. Several domestic and international factors had contributed to this economic crisis and the task of stabilizing it fell upon the shoulders of the federal government. Official inquiries were established and several economic policies were put into place to help remedy the situation, but it was not until the monumental passing of the Automotive Products Trade Agreement of 1965(APTA), signed by Prime Minster Lester B....   [tags: Automobiles]
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John Diefenbaker: The Last "Old Tory" - John Diefenbaker was the last “old Tory” to be the Prime Minister of Canada. He was a member of the Conservative Party with deep values as well as being a British loyalist who supported the Queen. Diefenbaker was also a man that was well known for not supporting anything he thought was anti- British. This sentiment was most evident when Diefenbaker criticized the Liberal’s refusal to support Britain in the Suez Canal crisis and sided with the Americans. This loyalty the Diefenbaker had to the British Commonwealth would not serve him well as Prime Minister of Canada....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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Canadian Involvement in the Suez Crisis - Canadian Involvement in the Suez Crisis Eleven years after the second world war, a crisis occurred which had the potential to escalate into a third world war. Hostilities ran high and the background causes that prompted this crisis contained the same fundamentals as were seen in the first and second world wars. Those being militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism; wrought by those countries that had an interest in the Suez Canal and the Arab states. In the world of superpowers in conflict, Canada made a name for itself through an innovative peacekeeping scheme, instead of aggression (Encyclopedia Britannica Online, 1999-2000)....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 970 words
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Louis Riel: Hero or Villain? - Louis Riel was one of the most controversial figures in Canadian history, and even to this day – more than a century after his execution – he continues to be remembered. Many believed him to be a villain; others saw him as a hero. So who was he really. Born in St. Boniface at the Red River Settlement of Canada (present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba) on October 22, 1844, Louis Riel hoped one day to follow his father’s footsteps and become a great Métis leader just like him. Eventually, Riel was seen as a hero to the French-speaking Métis....   [tags: Canadian History] 1723 words
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Canadian-Aboriginals - Aboriginal-Canadians have an excessive history of mistreatment and discrimination in Canada. Europeans considered Canada’s First Nations as savages, eventually residential schools were created which in extreme cases were comparable to Prisoner of War camps. According to Evelyn Kallen, “Substandard housing breeding disease and death, closed schools due to lack of teachers, heat, and/or running water are only two examples of continuing, dehumanizing life conditions on many reserves” (198). Although, extensive improvements have been made to reservations and Aboriginal rights, more improvement remains necessary....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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Social Studies Rebellion Essay - Open protest, conflicting interests, lives changed forever. This is a rebellion. You’re willing to fight the authorities to be heard. Armed rebellion is only justifiable if nothing else works. The Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada, Red River Rebellion, and Northwest Rebellion are all part of Canadian history. They show us that people can go against the government which usually results in a large loss of life, but more importantly change. The Rebellion of Upper and Lower Canada mainly occurred because of land issues, government inequality, and irresponsibility to the people....   [tags: Canadian History ] 882 words
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Fluid Authenticity: An Examination of the Historiography of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples, 1965 – 2005 - How can you write about a culture whose history is passed on by oral traditions. Better yet, how can you comprehend a culture’s past which a dominant society desired to assimilate. These two questions outline the difficulty in understanding the historiography of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. In 2003, Paige Raibmon published her article, “Living on Display: Colonial Visions of Aboriginal Domestic Spaces.” Her work, although focused on Canada’s colonial “notions of domesticity,” presents the role of Aboriginals as performers to European notions of indigenous culture and identity....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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The Brutal Journey of Saul - ... The legacy has been confronted head on by Wagamese in his new novel. The novel with the help of the story of Saul Indian horse who is a boy from Northwestern Ontario, has tried to bring a depressingly believable 1960s residential school to life. In the novel it has been made clear in the words of Saul that the schools were like a hell on the earth. The nuns and priests in the school acted as the intruders of the night time who molested their victims which was just the one form of the abuse. Even before Saul enters St....   [tags: Canadian history] 807 words
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Canada’s Military Contributions to World War I, World War II and Korean War - Every 11 hour, 11 day of the 11th month we express our gratitude to those Canadian soldiers who fought courageously in the wars of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Lest We Forget is a famous phrase that everyone has heard or seen in the month of Remembrance Day. This phrase reminds us daily about the losses of loved ones and the possibilities of declaring another conflict that could hurt millions of people. Canada's war experiences have defined its nation. Due to Canada's numerous contributions to the World War I, World War II and the Korean War, Canada has earned a reputation as an independent strong fighting force, a supportive ally and eventually as a valuable peacekeeping na...   [tags: Canadian History]
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Canada’s Military Contributions to World War I, World War II and Korean War - Every 11 hour, 11 day of the 11th month we express our gratitude to those Canadian soldiers who fought courageously in the wars of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. In World War I’s battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, it recognized Canada as a strong independent army. During World War II Canada became a supportive ally to Great Britain and United States. In the Korean War, Canada joined United States to stop aggressions between North and South Korea. Canada's war experiences have defined its nation....   [tags: Canadian History]
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Canada, World War Two: One Small Step for Victory, A Giant Leap for Independence - There are many achievements that Canada made during and after World War Two but the most important accomplishment was the attainment of independence. Canada was growing further and further apart from Mother Britain. Also, there was a feeling of greater pride and nationalism within the citizens and soldiers of Canada. Canada’s sense of identity had changed completely and Canada grew its autonomy significantly. This can be seen by Canada’s success in the Battle of Atlantic, the Invasion of Italy and D-day....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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Canada and Its Global Military Status - During the early 1900s Canada was a newly developed country under British influence, lacking self identity and was ignored by the world superpowers. However, Canada began to change that by turning from isolationism to internationalism and started to grow into a respected world power. Canada became a well respected country for its involvement around the world and its influence on other countries. Also, Canada became renowned for its involvement in the Great War, World War II, the Korean War and their many peacekeeping missions....   [tags: Canadian History]
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The Day Canada Became a Nation - In World War I, the victory of the Allies was caused by the turning point of a stalemate on the Western Front of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was “the Canadians willingness to forgo nationalism in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness that marked a new” (Dickson 40) transition of the ending of war. Through the second battle of Ypres, the Battle of Aras, and observing the previous bloodbath at the Battle of The Somme, the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F) perfected their defense tactics and techniques to fight in the evolutionary battle that made Canada a nation....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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How Ottawa was Chosen to be Canada’s Capital - When a city of Ottawa was chosen as Canada’s capital On December 31, 1857 it first originated as a request to find a new capital, from the fathers of confederation to Queen Victoria, and by her officials here in Canada and the United Kingdom. In addition to have a new capital there was a need to have a seat of the government that was protected from attack from the Americans, As a result Ottawa was chosen, as the nation’s capital. Today many Canadians are enjoying the benefits of that decision. Many cities served before as capital of the United Provinces of Canada: Kingston, Montreal, Toronto, (originally know as York, was burned to the ground by invading Americans forces in the war of 1812)...   [tags: Canadian History] 528 words
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1920s: The Roaring Twenties in Canada - Introductory Paragraph: The 1920s were years of political controversy and defying social standards, this time in Canada would mark an era which would pioneer the way for those to come in regards to daring fashion, radical opinions, progressing technologies and political changes. “The Roaring Twenties” is a phrase often used when describing this period of time in North America, the phrase is justified by the cultural and artistic diversity of the time, it was a period of glamour and prosperity for many....   [tags: canadian history] 928 words
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Want a Klondike Rush? - The summer of 1897 has been a major turning point in the lives of many deprived immigrants. In Yukon, the amount of gold that had been found was worth fighting for. Although the stampede that was caused to reach the gold (also known as Klondike) was close enough to be called a battle. The journey of the diverse group of desperate individuals has been a hassle. These individuals were known as Klondike miners in search of gold nuggets. It is believed that gold seekers spent nearly $50 million just to reach Klondike in search for gold....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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The Immigration Act of 1978 - On April 10th of 1978, the Immigration Act was passed by Pierre Trudeau of the Liberal Government of Canada. This piece of legislation had three main objectives. It promoted the reunification of families that had been separated by immigration, accepted persecuted people for humanitarian value to the nation, and strengthened a currently strong and viable economy in Canada. The Immigration Act of 1978 outlined three distinguishable classes of immigrants: Independent, Family, and Refugee. In order to be accepted, the Independent Class had to satisfy a new Point System, which enabled immigrants to score marks from each category: Education, Skill, Language, and Resources....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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Effects of Coloniztionon First Nations - ... Many Canadians believe colonization is a thing of the past and a popular comment made by many in society is, ”why don’t those Indians just get over it”. In reality colonization is just as prominent as it was when the Indian Act was first developed. Now colonization is more hidden and has developed less intrusive methods to continue to perpetuate it’s work. According to……………… child welfare is just an arm of residential school, in fact, child welfare today has more children in care than residential schools....   [tags: Canadian history] 1495 words
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Canada and The Great Depression of the 1930's - 1929-1939- The Great Depression The depression years of 1929 - 1939 proved to be the worst, and some of the best years for Canada and Canadians. It was a time of extreme highs and lows socially, emotionally, and economically. It was a time that Canada came into her own being on the world wide stage. During the worst depression years in Canada, there were many people who tried tirelessly to get Canada out of the crisis she was in more quickly and efficiently. William Aberhart and his group of supporters had a plan that they were sure could help and even end the depression and its horrible effects....   [tags: Canadian History, canadian studies] 1384 words
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The Struggle of 1885 - It is illogical to attempt to ‘reap’ what you do not ‘sow.’ However, from 1870 to 1885, many Canadians thought this was a legitimate frame of mind in handling affairs with groups in the North-West. Their selfishness, to them, was sanctified. Sanctified because a push for the formation of Canada overshadowed and overruled each stage in a long, unfriendly struggle. In his article, “Causes of the 1885 Struggle,” Howard clarifies that giving the label, “Riel rebellion,” to these struggles, is a misleading and inappropriate title....   [tags: Canadian history] 1552 words
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Battle of Vimy Ridge - ... Commanders Lt. General Sir Julian Byng and Major Arthur Currie were assigned to lead Canada in the battle of Vimy Ridge. Sir Julian Byng and Major Arthur Currie decided to do something no country has ever done before, and that was to practice a strategy. The two Military generals made a strategy called “The Creeping Barrage”. This move was practiced for over 2 months. Creeping Barrage began with big guns of artillery firing together. The men would wait for artillery’s to stop shooting, then guns would aim to the next target....   [tags: defining moments in Canadian history] 826 words
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Dominion of Canada's Foundation - ... The resulting pressure meant that the British government's department for colonial affairs, the Colonial Office, brought the colonies together to draft a potential confederation. This is how the well-known conferences in Charlottetown and Quebec City came to be (4), with the ultimate result being, of course, the initial formation of Canada through the BNA Act. The Grand Trunk Railway was a pivotal factor in the pre-Confederation years. The desire of its British owners to connect both North American coasts (A Mari Usque Ad Mare) was hampered by the fact that the operation was going bankrupt (39)....   [tags: Canadian history, Confederation] 979 words
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The Confederation Act of 1867 - The Confederation act of 1867 without question has had a major influence on the status of contemporary Canada. It has helped shape Canada into one of the worlds most politically and economically powerful countries; a country that is strong, independent, and united. There was a series of events which led to the confederation of Canada, some which are more significant than others. However, I believe that despite the significance of events such as the British encouragement of uniting its North American colonies, the central and key reason for confederation was the fear of potential American (Yankee) inhabitance (whether by persuasion or invasion) of the divided and vast British North American c...   [tags: Canadian History] 1129 words
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Canada During the Post-War Period - The post-war time was a period where major changes were occurring. After being involved in two international conflicts, Canada was ready to reestablish their economy. During this time, Canada had started working on ways to become stronger and reputable. It is evident that Canada had matured through the post-war era. Canada’s economic progress left a positive impact on the growth of the country as consumerism became popular, and economic ties with America became stronger. Moreover, the removal of racial and ethical barriers contributed to Canadian social affairs such as the huge wave of immigration and the baby boom....   [tags: Canadian Government, Canadian History]
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The Temperance Movement - In the early parts of the 20th Century, Canada experimented with banning alcohol consumption. There were some exceptions to this, but most of Canada’s Provincial governments issued some sort of prohibitory laws. The exception being Québec who only prohibited hard liquor, meaning that they allowed the production and consumption of beverages, such as, beer. This drive towards prohibition started during the mid-19th Century. It all started during the Temperance Movement, when proponents voluntarily abstained from alcohol....   [tags: Canadian History]
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Remebering Vimy - Whether it be depictions of the “noble savage” or a red-clad, horse-riding Mountie patrolling the northern nation, Canadians have a knack for creating a mythical element to their past. Deconstructing national myths has become a burgeoning field of academic inquiry as evidenced by monographs such as Daniel Francis’ in his book National Dreams: Myth, Memory, and Canadian History. A central event in the Canadian consciousness, with much national sentiment attached to it, is that of Vimy Ridge. On April 9, 2007 over thirty-five hundred high school students from across Canada congregated at the newly restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial near Vimy, France....   [tags: Canadian History]
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Revolutionized Relationship - One of the major problems associated with a bilingual country, inevitably, is national unity. In Canada, national unity usually refers to the relations between both the French and English Canadians. English-French relations have always been unstable, ever since the English conquest on the French in the late 1800s. In the twentieth century, this link was further depreciated primarily because of conscriptions during the First and Second World War along with the Quiet Revolution and the October Crisis....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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Sir John A. Macdonald - Sir John A. Macdonald Sir John A. Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on January 10, 1815. His fathers name was Hugh Macdonald and his mothers name was Helen Shaw. His father had migrated to Glasgow from the town of Dornach. His father was a very pleasant and easy going guy and he alwasys wanted to make everyhting better but he usually made things worst. He was a man that had lots of friends, he would talk a lot and drink too. His mother came from Spey Vally. His mother was a very smart girl, she was like the opposite of his father....   [tags: Canadian History] 870 words
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British Columbia Gold Rush - The BC Gold Rush had profound effects on BC. Without it happening, we might have become just another part of the US. Even thought parts of eastern Canada had been settled for 250 years, British Columbia was not included on maps. The Gold Rush brought so many people here, they didn’t have a reason not to put it on maps. There are many different claims from people who want to be known as the person who first found gold in BC. Some say that natives traded gold dust since 1852. Others say that Donald Mclean sent two pint-sized pickle bottles full of gold back to James Douglas, an HBC chief factor....   [tags: Canadian History]
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The Oligarchy of the Family Compact and the Rebellions in Upper Canada - Between 1815-1840 Upper Canada was under the influence of a few elite individuals known as the ‘Family Compact’. These individuals held sway through their control of large amounts of land and their dominance of the governments various branches. With their hold on the government of Upper Canada, the family compact aimed to create a government that regulated all aspects of society. However the people of Canada disliked the family compacts dominance of Upper Canada’s political system and when attempts to reform the Canadian political system through democratic means the people resorted to rebellion....   [tags: canadian history, politics]
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The Role of Women During World War Two in Ontario, Canada, 1939-45 - ... Not only did half of the men leave but also the primary men that would have been working the labor-intensive jobs left. The men that were left behind in Ontario were either to young or to old and did not reach the cut off ages of the war. Ontario now needed individuals to fill the positions that were left from the men going to war. The events of the war were escalating and there was now a push on women to move into jobs that were traditionally viewed as male’s job. As men left over seas it was left up to the women to step in and fill the spaces that were left by the males in the job fields....   [tags: women and industry, Canadian history] 1253 words
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The Legend of the Avro Arrow - The Avro Arrow was Canada’s broken dream and it could have been one of Canada’s greatest aeronautical achievements. The cancelation of the Avro Arrow was a huge mistake that set Canada’s aviation industry back, which resulted in a Brain Drain to USA and was an act of Canada bowing to USA pressure. The Avro Arrow, an advanced, supersonic, twin-engine, all-weather interceptor jet aircraft developed by A.V. Roe of Canada in 1949, could have been many things. It might have become the fastest plane in the world, our best defense against Soviet bombers, the catalyst to propel Canada to the forefront of the aviation industry....   [tags: Canadian history, aeronautics]
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World War One: Canada's Efforts - ... An immense tie to Great Britain Canadians felt a strong pull to take up Britain’s fronts. Canadian’s felt an obligation to fight Britain’s fights, Bourassa simply prompted thought that this pull Great Britain has with Canadian inhabitants at the time must end immediately due to the realization with ground in failing missions, a sense of Great Britain seeking aid for personal reasons rather than greater good. This expression Bourassa makes is clearly aimed at young men taunting the idea of enrolment in The Great War....   [tags: Canadian history, international affairs] 1593 words
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Overview of Alistar Macleod's No Great Mischief - Alistar Macleod’s “No Great Mischief” is a novel full of constant recollections of the Clann Calum Ruadh’s past and genealogy and relating it to the history of Canada; everything that happened in the family’s past effected the life they live currently. This is evident in the characters Alexander McDonald, his brother Calum, the different groups of people and all the connections they have with their family’s past and connections they have with the Clann Calum Ruadh. Alexander is the main character and is the one explaining the story of the past in a very short time period in the present and he connects the family lines throughout history....   [tags: Canadian History, Nostalgia]
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Understanding the Rebellions of 1837-1838 in Lower Canada - As it has been noticed, not all rebellions and revolutions throughout history go as planned; not all of them succeed, at least immediately. Currently, there are prime examples of uprisings in the Middle East that may or may not reach full potential, and their impacts will carry out across a global scale because of the international interdependence of our prevailing economic systems. However, centuries ago, revolution was a new idea. Not many people would agree with the idea of protesting against those in power, let alone rising against them in arms....   [tags: War, Canadian History]
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Canada's Diverse History - Canada's Diverse History This essay analyzes the diversity of Canada's history, geography, climate, economy, cultures and government. Did you know it is the largest country in the world now that U.S.S.R broke up. Specifically, Canada is 9,922,330 square km. Did you know that Canada used to be named "Kanata". Yes, Kanata is an Indian word meaning village. It was not until July 1,1867 that Kanata was renamed Canada. Canada was originally discovered by Jacques Cartier an explorer from France who sailed down the St.Lawrence in 1534....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 379 words
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We Remember… - We Remember… “Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain.” - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh On the eleventh month, the eleventh day and the eleventh hour – we remember. We remember the world wars, revolutions and major historic battles. Most of all, we should remember the soldiers who protected our country and contributed to our well being. During these well-known historic events, the soldiers fought to protect our right to be Canadian. They risked their lives to protect us all and bring peace to the world....   [tags: Canadian History] 927 words
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The Continuant Domination of The Aboriginal People - The Continuant Domination of the Aboriginal People In any Canadian history class we learnt about how the Europeans settled in Canada to build a new life. Furthermore, as kids we have always learnt that Christopher Columbus had discovered Canada as an empty piece of land, with no habitants whatsoever. (Flashback Canada, 1994) These statements are false. Native Canadians had already been living in Canada, and the European settlers basically just moved tight in regardless. Setting up their own Government, and being the aggressor in the country took control of everything the aboriginals had....   [tags: Canada Canadian History Essays]
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Why Canada was Successful at Vimy Ridge - "I am a good enough Canadian to believe, if my experience justifies me in believing, that Canadians are best served by Canadians." Sir Arthur Currie. This statement Sir Arthur Currie, Major General for the Canadians at Vimy Ridge, could not describe any better why the Canadians were so successful at Vimy Ridge. Thought to have been a near impossible task to take Vimy Ridge as both the French and British had tried and failed miserably with substantial losses the Canadians were now tasked with taking this Ridge....   [tags: Canadian History, World History, Canada]
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Reconciliation and the 'Indian Problem': How Some Parts of Canada Are More Forward Looking than Others - ... Whether or not Canadians are willing to recognize this fact, the truth holds that Aboriginal people in this country have been subjected to a form of racism which has become intrinsic to the arrangement of Canadian society. Henry and Taylor, both experts on racism in Canada, offer quite an incendiary interpretation of Canada’s treatment of its Aboriginal people, they state: “No group has suffered more seriously from racism than our native people, and Canada’s discriminatory treatment of them has been widely documented....   [tags: Canadian history, First Nation, aboriginal peoples] 3177 words
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Eugenics or Forced Sterilization Programs - Heredity: Like begets like. Eugenics or force sterilization programs were government policies that attempted to force people to undergo surgical sterilization, and also aim to assimilate any genetic deficiency (Keith 2011). The pseudo-science behind eugenics was based on a misconception of heredity that assumed that the deficient inevitably passed down their pathology to their progeny, and with this misconception, heredity became related to the crude term like begets like (Grekul 2008). This term was the foundation of what shaped the Eugenics movement into a dark and horrific period (McLaren 1990)....   [tags: Sexual Sterilization Act, Canadian history] 1630 words
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Federalism in Canada - Since federalism was introduced as an aspect of Canadian political identity, the country has undergone multiple changes as to how federalism works; in other words, over the decades the federal and provincial governments have not always acted in the same way as they do now. Canada, for example, once experienced quasi-federalism, where the provinces are made subordinate to Ottawa. Currently we are in an era of what has been coined “collaborative federalism”. Essentially, as the title would suggest, it implies that the federal and provincial levels of government work together more closely to enact and make policy changes....   [tags: Canadian History, Politics] 991 words
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Who helped Canada to become a nation? - General Arthur Currie helped Canada to create an international reputation during World War One because he was a capable army commander who consistently has successful run of victories throughout the war. For example, his guts of going to the trenches while it was gassed and his calmness being under fire during the Second Battle of Ypres helped the allied won the battle. During the Poison Attack from the German, Currie issued from his brigade headquarter even though the area he was in was gassed and then destroyed by fire....   [tags: canadian history, general arthur currie]
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Quiet Revolution - In 1960, a series of swift and sweeping reforms, were in processing in Quebec, and the reforms carried out by Jean Lesage, who is the leader of Quebec Liberal Party. This term was commonly believed for six years from 1960 to 1966 (Cuccioletta & Lubin, 2003). Before the Quiet Revolution, Quebec was under control of its leader Maurice Duplessis, who is an ideologically conservative traditional politician. He insisted on preserving the traditional role of Quebec from 1944 to 1959. It is believed that some policies of Duplessis’s regime were regarded as the factors that resulted in the Quiet Revolution....   [tags: Canadian History ]
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Italians Migration to Canada - Identity of Italians Italians are a group of people who share the same culture, country and speak the Italian as their first language. Italy is a native country to many Italians all around the world. Then, many Italians started migrating to different countries in 1876-1976. This beautiful country is in Southern Europe and include a similar boot shaped Peninsula. The borders of the Italians are France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Rome is the largest and the capital of Italy, and this city is known for many of its religious attractions....   [tags: Canadian history, looking for a better life]
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Taking a Look at Newfoundland - Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, making it the most recent province to became part of the country. Some historians argue that the delay is diffcult to understand, since Newfoundland had the chance to enter into Canada in 1867. This paper explores why Newfoundland did not join Confederation in 1867 and remained an independent political entitiy. In was not in their best interest given the overarching political debacle which unfolded between the colony’s Conservatives and Liberals. The decision to remain an independent political entitiy or join the federal govenrment was hindered by opposing poltical views....   [tags: history of Canadian provinces] 957 words
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John Strachan, First Bishop of Toronto - The Holy Terror - John Strachan: The Holy Terror Many individuals appear to have honourable intentions but often their objectives are flawed. John Strachan lived through and influenced many key events of Canadian history. He was a highly esteemed teacher of wealthy Loyalist children, a pastoral leader during the War of 1812, a supporter of education, a member of the government, he played a prime role in the Rebellions of 1837 and he eventually rose to become the first Bishop of Toronto. John Strachan had a highly Loyalist view towards the governing of Upper Canada; he was especially faithful to the betterment of the Church of England....   [tags: Canadian Canada History]
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John Diefenbaker - In the year 1957, Canada elected its first Prime minister without English or French root, John Diefenbaker. While growing up in the city of Toronto, because of his German name, he was often teased. [1] He grew up as an outcast, and so he was able to relate to the discrimination and inequality many of the minorities in Canada felt. This essay will attempt to answer the question: To what extent did Prime Minister John Diefenbaker help promote equality to the minority communities. . The minorities in this time period were the women, aboriginals, and immigrants....   [tags: canadian history, prime minister]
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The Fall Of Quebec - The Fall Of Quebec The fall of Quebec was a turning point in Canadian history, changing it from a French colony to a British colony. Had this battle gone the other way, English might be the second language, not French. The battle of Quebec was one of many battles during the 'Seven Year War'. They called it the Maritime War. It was officially declared in May 1756. Britain and Prussia were on one side and France, Spain, and Austria on the other. The war moved across the Atlantic Ocean from Europe because the French and the British were fighting over furs and land....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 2054 words
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Canada and Chemical Weapons - Canada and Chemical Weapons Chemical weapons date back the Peloponnesian war of 428-424 BC when they were used against the Spartans; the chemicals used were incendiary devices and sulfur-based gases that were blown by the wind onto besieged cities. The chemical weapons used then aren't nearly as deadly as those used in more recent times such as mustard gas, they were more to cause there enemies to retreat. There have been many incidents in history in which chemical weapons have been used as I have found in two articles on the history of chemical weapons....   [tags: Canadian Canada History]
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The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition - The Beginnings of a National Literary Tradition      Canadians throughout their history have been concerned over the status of their national literature. One of the major problems facing early Canadian writers was that the language and poetic conventions that they had inherited from the Old World were inadequate for the new scenery and conditions in which they now found themselves. Writers such as Susanna Moodie, Samuel Hearne, and Oliver Goldsmith were what I would consider "Immigrant" authors....   [tags: Canadian History Canada Writers Poetry Essays]
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Metis' Struggle for Self Identification - Metis' Struggle for Self Identification       One of the most contentious issues in Canada’s history is that of the Metis. Some people feel this unique group of people does not deserve any sort of recognition, whereas others believe their unique history and culture is something to be recognized and cherished. The history of the Metis people is filled with struggle; not only struggles against other powers, but also a struggle for self-identification. Despite strong opposition, the Metis people of Canada have matured as a political force and have taken great strides towards being recognized as a unique people....   [tags: Canadian History Struggle for Recognition Essays]
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Sir John Alexander Macdonald - Sir John A. Macdonald was one of Canada's founding fathers. He is most remembered as being Canada's first Prime Minister, running the government from July 1, 1867 until November 5, 1873. Macdonald would become Prime Minister once again on October 17, 1878 and would stay in this position until June 6,1891. While he was leader of the country he faced his own share of political obstacles, including Confederation, the Metis rebellion and threats of an American he is among the greatest leaders Canada has ever seen and played a significant part in the forming of Canada as a country....   [tags: Canadian History Biography biographies] 1985 words
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Canada: The Quiet Revolution in Quebec - Canada: The Quiet Revolution in Quebec The English-French relations have not always been easy. Each is always arguing and accusing the other of wrong doings. All this hatred and differences started in the past, and this Quiet revolution, right after a new Liberal government led by Jean Lesage came in 1960. Thus was the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. Lesage had an excellent team of cabinet ministers which included Rene Levesque. The Liberals promised to do two things during the Quiet Revolution; one was to improve economic and social standards for the people of Quebec, and the other was to win greater respect and recognition for all the French people of Canada....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 1066 words
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Canada between the Wars 1919-1939 - Canada between the Wars 1919-1939 I. The British Commonwealth of Nations- The period between the wars brought: Culmination of Canada's growth to independent nationhood within the British Commonwealth. Prime Minister Borden - Included in the Imperial War Cabinet in London. He piloted- the dominions "should be recognized as autonomous nations of an imperial commonwealth." At the end of 1919 the Canadian government acquired A. Decades of discord Issues: Social labor history, national politics and relations in the empire....   [tags: Canada History Canadian] 1222 words
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The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) - The Maratime Rights Movement (Nova Scotia, Canada) The Maritime Rights Movement is usually seen as part of the economic decline of post world war period in the Maritimes. The Maritimes were going through hard times, the depression was said to have started in the Maritimes ten years before the rest of Canada did in 1929. The Movement had the Maritimes economic and social needs as it's priorities. The Maritimes views were often contradictory to those of West and Central parts of Canada. The Movement strove to alleviate some of the stress on the Maritimes economy, especially in the midst of hard times after the war....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 2791 words
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Canadian Restitution of Japanese Canadians - Canada’s restitution of Japanese Canadians for their internment is not sufficient for the pain and suffering experience The Canadian Charter of Human Rights and Freedom today are well known internationally for encouraging multiculturalism, protecting individual rights and being inclusive of immigrants and refugees from other countries. Unfortunately, Canadian policies were very different several decades ago as they had a surprising history of discrimination and racism, especially towards Japanese Canadians....   [tags: human rights, history, WWII]
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The Natives of Canada - The Natives of Canada I believe the rising anger and determination by native peoples towards land claims and equal rights has created a situation which must be addressed immediately. Man has come a long way in time, as he has learned to master the powers of fire, and to hunt and fish for food. All of this was done by a collection of knowledge. With these thought patterns, he reached a way of life which was suitable and which created a sense of balance throughout the world's complex ecosystem....   [tags: Canadian Canada History] 1182 words
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Monarchy - In Canada, the type of government it should have is a monarchy. Although, there are many benefits and disadvantages to a monarchy, there are many drawbacks to having a republic government. Canada is a theatre, in which every citizen played a significant role. Of this grand production, the monarchist is a playwright who tampers with the script to give Canada the benefits, while giving the nation it’s own independence. Monarchy is a form of government in a state, in which an individual has sovereign power....   [tags: Canadian History, Politics] 1459 words
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The Canadian War Measures Act - War Measures Act: The War Measures Act was a law passed in 1914 by the Canadian Government in Canada during WWI, amongst many others that the government had passed that allowed the government to take control of communications, establish censorship of transatlantic cables, and organize the militia (Bolotta, Angelo et al. 39). The War Measures Act itself allowed the government to: censor and suppress publications, writing, maps, plans, photographs, communications, and means of communication, arrest, detain, exclude, and deport persons, control harbours, ports, and territorial waters of Canada and the movements of vessels, control the transport of persons and things by land, air, or water contr...   [tags: censorship, human rights, history]
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