Canada has many events that had helped shape our country today. Some events were minor events, while some events had major parts in the creation of Canada. I think Confederation, The Rebellions of 1838 to 1838, and The Quebec Act of 1774, were all very important events in the history of Canada. Confederation was important because if Canada hadn’t joined together to form a strong alliance against enemies, their foes could’ve come in and stolen Rupert’s Land so a lot of what is now Canada would be part of the US. This would make Canada even weaker and the US would take the Maritime “provinces” and then attempt to take over the rest of Canada, and in the event it happened, Canada would no longer exist and much of North America would now be part of the US.
The Canadian Constitution is the fundamental documents that help to guide the Canadian people and govern the different governments throughout Canada. These documents were created to unite the country together during its time of confederation along with helping to create unity for any of the new provinces that would continue to join the confederation of Canada up until the late 1990s. For many Canadians, however, it has begun to seem as though these once unifying documents are now creating more of a divide around the country rather than unification; this divide can often be seen throughout many of the Quebec separatist movements that have occurred over generations. This creation of a divide across the country, mainly in Quebec, has shown that
An increasing number of French-Canadians considered separation from Canada as a solution to the state of affairs. Pierre Trudeau, the new prime minister believed that separatism could be conquered if the government of Canada made itself more hospitable to francophones, allowing English- and French-speaking Canadians to live among each other without giving up their differences. In the end, the Act did not achieve Trudeau’s goal of abolishing support for separatism in Quebec, since Quebec elected a separatist provincial government in 1976. Nevertheless, it added considerably to Canada’s identity and culture, as one of the few officially bilingual nations in the world. The growing sense of multiculturalism in Canadian life from the 1970s onwards: Since the 1970’s, there has been a growing sense of multiculturalism in Canadian life.
The Metis and Aboriginals were only given about 640 acre of land through treaty six. The land went from being the best hunting grounds, to having none from the fur traders hunting all of the buffalo. The government supplied the Metis peoples affected with nations like they agreed in the treaty, but this got to be expensive. The metis claimed that they were fed one day and starved the next. The Metis peoples were not pleased with the whites over taking their land and sources.
Government Control in Canadian Residential Schools and Fahrenheit 451 Government control is often seen in real world circumstances, as well as in fiction novels. Indian residential schools were government-funded religious schools whose goal was to assimilate Aboriginal children into Euro-Canadian society. (Miller) About 150, 000 Aboriginal children attended these schools that operated from 1831 to 1996, when the last residential school closed down. (Miller) The novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury in 1953, is a dystopian tale set in a futuristic society where books are banned and firemen start fires instead of putting them out. The society in the story does not accept individuality or intellectual thought and the government has great control over the citizens.
He contributed to the drafting and completion of the 72 Resolutions, a set of proposals made at the Quebec Conference in 1864. Unfortunately, he lost his seat in the Assembly alongside of many supporters of Confederation that were driven out of the office in 1865 election. He returned to the Assembly during the 1866 by-election. His 1866’s campaign was very imprecise, promoting New Brunswickers to be for and against Confederation. However, once he entered the office, he became the key figure for a creation of a new nation.
So, what changed in the relationship between Britain and Canada? Canada had now proved itself to be capable of operating independently. As a result of the successful offensive at Vimy Ridge, other Allied nations now saw Canada as their equal in terms of military skill. The Canadians had demonstrated immense militaristic skill at Vimy Ridge, which is a major part of foreign affairs as a country must be able to defend itself, which gave Canada grounds to argue for more power. Though Canada would not gain control of her foreign policy until the Statute of Westminster, Canada would now be able to negotiate for more power
During the war, Jackson defeated the British at the Battle of New Orleans. Jackson was admired for many battles and many treaties he fought or negotiated. One history did not and can not forget, The Indian Removal Act, the removing of Native Americans from their lands for expansion into the territories leaving behind the historical Trail of Tears. The trail was caused by death and displacement of thousands of Natives of different tribes forced together and moved. Losing family, friends, homelands everything because Jackson believed that growing the United States in geographical region outweighed the loss of Native lives.
Chief Joseph and his successor, Chief Young Joseph, were among those who fought the move. Chief Young Joseph led his people to Canada. Unfortunately, just a few miles from freedom, the tribe was caught and forced into a reservation in Oklahoma. The Chief appealed to t Washington D.C., begging to be returned to his home. He asked for “an even chance to live as other men live,” and “to be recognized as men.” Joseph promised that “whenever the white man treats the Indian as they treat each other, then we will have no more wars” (Chief Young Joseph).
The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources. The events in American history have also affected Canada from a political perspective, which lead to the Democracy that is present today. Another way the U.S. has affected Canada is from a military perspective because Americans are quick to jump to war and Canada has had to help control them which lead to them being peacekeepers. The United States helped mold the Canadian identity by being both a threat and support to the nation; this will continue into the 21st century but Canada will keep it’s unique identity. A country 's culture can be seen as interchangeable with identity; in Canada there is evidence of American culture everywhere.