The Native leaders who emerged in response to this expansion shared a concern of protecting tribal lands. There were some Indians who sided with the Americans, but most Indians nations sided with the British. They believed that a British victory might mean an end to the expansion. In all, more than two dozen native nations participated in the war. The attempt to form some type of coalition among the Nations became an urgent political necessity in
American forces suffered a devastating defeat during the War of 1812 attempting to annex Canada by ignoring various strategic principles. Many Americans believed the assault would be a cakewalk due to Britain being so distracted by the Napoleonic Wars in Europe. President Thomas Jefferson stated “The acquisition of Canada this year, as far as the neighborhood of Quebec, will be a mere matter of marching.” The overconfidence of Jefferson and his generals violated the principles of mass, security, and economy of force. What went wrong? A number of realities were overlooked; terrain, weather, and the general overall physical vastness of Canada.
However, recently, under the leadership of the Harper government, they have primarily been engaging in violent missions (Harper). I believe that this was the case because Harper wanted to strengthen ties with the United States, and war was a common ground. Strong ties with the United States would allow for Canada to grow its economy.
The Second World War was a national crisis in Canada by the time St Laurent joined office and King needed a person to represent Quebec’s views. Prime Minister King was in a lot of pressure to implement conscription but that was very difficult because he promised to not implement conscription. He had to pass Bill 80 that would repeal the inability to implement conscription. Quebec was the only province apposed the government policy but St Laurent delivered a speech to resolve the issue. He talked about Quebec nationalism and was able to convince the people of
Before the Constitution, Canada was not entirely an independent country. This is because Britain had the power to change and adjust the constitution whenever they wanted. This meant to become independent, they had to patriate the constitution from Britain. It originally was called the British North American Act however due to the adjustment of the act the name changed. Canada had many problems that needed fixing and their independency is what let them add and adjust the rules to make Canada a better place for all people.
The relationship between the United States and Canada is another great result of the interplay of democracy and political culture and one of the greatest results of the was the NAFTA. There have always been people who were not particularly happy with the relationship of Canada and U.S, especially those who felt like it was not benefitting Canada, and there also people who doubted that the free trade agreement would ever work. As Inwood states, “the great debate that raged in Canada around the 1988 election concerning free trade was deeply resonant of the political culture of the country and touches on all aspects of public administration” (p.47). The arguments against free trade stated that Canada would not be able to integrate well into the system and that there would be more to lose than gain, while continentalists felt that it was nothing more than an opportunity and economic arrangement (Inwood, p.47). Canada had to make sacrifices when it came down to decision-making and traditional trade remedies, “Moreover, in political culture terms, the free trade debate has become a flash point for those who argue for the supremacy of the free market versus those who argue for a positive, interventionist state-all of which has a direct impact on public administration” (Inwood, 47) The following (Figure 4) is a table of pros and cons that were brought up during the great debate in regards to how the free trade would affect the Canadian
One cause of World War I was Militarism. Germany had an industrialized military and spent millions of dollars on weapons and trying to improve and prepare them for war. Many other countries seen this newfound competition and started to try and rebuild their armies and navy so they could keep up. France and Russia were also other big spenders in the war. With Germany’s new and improved army, they started to gain confidence and were convinced that they could win a war.
As British Columbia became larger talks about it joining confederation began to arise. Confederationists began to propose the idea of BC joining Canada, but a large amount of people also wanted to join the United States or maintain ties with Britain. A hearing was held that had equal sides anti-confederationists and confederationists. Just then Governor Seymour died and Anthony Musgrave was appointed to become his replacement. Musgrave went around to the annexationists and anti-confederationists winning them over and getting terms from them.
The British states that the Boer war was an imperial war, meaning it was a concern to the entire empire. If Canada doesn 't help in the war and Britain loses it would then impact Canada, as Canada is still some what part of the British empire. For instance, trade would be impacted. If the British were to lose they would no longer have their ports at the South African continent therefore, anything that was once imported from or through South Africa into Canada wouldn 't be any more. In addition, being a part of the British Empire calls Canadians to help in order to demonstrate not only loyalty but also a form of a precedent.
This of course included siding with the progressives who if Mackenzie wanted to capture the office would have to listen to their demands however bad it was for Canada, a willing participant or not. His unwillingness to see Arthur top him in anything political forcibly led Mackenzie King to gain the favor of the progressives, and in turn gave him yet another reason as to why he should hold on to the power of being Prime Minister and causing the King Byng affair. King absolutely loathed his nemesis Arthur Meighen. Kings hatred for Meighen prevented him