Canada Essay

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Canada Canada, also known as the “Great White North” is the second largest country in the world with a rich history located North America. Canada was originally inhabited by the Aboriginal people who crossed the Bering land bridge. The Aboriginals called this land “Kanata,” meaning “village.” These people would later be known as “Indians," named by the first explorers who mistakenly thought they were in the East Indies. In 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier captured two Aboriginals who led them to what would be present day Québec. For lack of another name, Cartier used the word “Canada.” The French continued to explore the vast land. The French would soon start colonization of Canada and forged new alliance with various Native…show more content…
Although Canada did have African slaves, the majority of the slaves were local Indians who were typically captured by warring tribes and traded to the European settlers. Slavery continued throughout the 1700’s. The buying and selling of slaves was prohibited 1807 by British parliament. In 1833, slavery was completely abolished throughout the region. Canada would become a refuge for runaway slaves escaping the United States. A Christian anti-slavery network, famously known as “The Underground Railroad” would use the “North Star” to bring thousands of escaping slaves to…show more content…
Canada was still technically part of Britain in 1941. Throughout the conflict in Europe Canadian military tried to remain an exclusive military force. British controlled Canada was having trouble recruiting more Canadians to fight, and was later known as the Conscription Crisis. British leadership had to develop a draft to replenish its ranks in Canada. This showed the remaining rift between the French and English speaking Canadians who felt little obligation to British. Of the 620,000 Canadians who served in World War 1, 59,544 were killed in action with 154,361 were wounded. The Canadian war effort in WWI was historically regarded as remarkable. Following World War 1 the British Empire reformed into Free states called the British Commonwealth of

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