Mackenzie King like Prime Ministers before him had to balance the needs of Britain with the demands of his citizens. Quebec would be harder to convince after the Conscription Crisis of World War I. So, Mackenzie King had a Canadian solution that would allow Canada to support Britain and appease most Canadians. He would support Britain in a Canadian manner by sending as few Canadians overseas as possible. Mackenzie King signed the Air Training Agreement, on his birthday the 17 December 1939, that would start the British Commonwealth Air Training Program.
Canada was a place of conflict and change beginning under the monarchy and ending with the democracy with a lot of change in power from the French to the British.
Overall Canada's Autonomy was improved socially, economically and politically as Canada become more and more independent and equal to the British Empire. Canada grew Politically as they made decisions for itself and did not rely on Britain to approve of the decisions. Canada grew socially as they created their own broadcasting channel where Canadian artists, singers, and entertainers could be heard. Finally economically where Canada became heavily involved in trade with the United States and broke trade with Britain meaning more resources manufactured and send without tax. The late 20s’ and 30s’ were not only a building place for Canada as a whole but a start for independence freedom and equality for Canada and its citizens.
Many years ago, French and British explorers found land that they claimed and fought for, through time they turned this land into Canada. This country began named New France, ruled by the French people, then as British North America, ruled by the British people. The French and the British had frequently fought over power, but this is what ended up shaping the provinces and territories in Canada. Events that impacted Canada were the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 , then the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the Forming of Upper Canada in 1791, and the Act of the Union in 1849, when a responsible government was formed and Canada became one. The land of Canada began with an unsteady system, and ended with responsible government, having a democracy and giving
In spite of being a member of the British Empire, King believed that Canada needed to be independent country and Britain’s declaration of war should not also be Canada’s. When war was on the verge of breaking out in Europe, King urged the Canadian Parliament to have the decision. This especially gave King a good reputation with the French Canadians because the First World War separated the English, French and immigrants. King knew that he had to be loyal to his own country since Canada has been officially deemed independent in the 1931 Statute of Westminster and so there will not be a civil war. To still have the strong relationship with Britain, King became a mediator for Britain and U.S’s agreements.
“Canada’s road was evolutionary, not revolutionary.” To what extent do you agree with this question? The road to Canada’s independence was evolutionary due to changes and factors such as the formation of the new country, the new leading government and it was mostly made of negotiations to find what will best fit the new country. After the English took over New France, at that time called Lower Canada.
As a country Canada’s strengths included, gaining autonomy through persevering and showing just how mature and ready Canadians were to be in charge of their own army; and be recognized as a separate country from Britain. Another one of Canada’s strengths was how calmly autonomy was achieved after the war. Canada did not need to make a fuss about becoming their own country because it was obvious that they were already ready for that. Their proof was presented in how they planned and executed their battles, and fought alongside Britain to successfully defeat
Today, Canada is seen as a multicultural and peaceful nation that has evolved over the course of history. This great nation would never have been possible without the impact that former Prime Minister, Lester B. Pearson left on this country. His achievements and insights profoundly affected and shaped Canada’s nation. First, peacekeeping is an important part of Canada’s heritage and a reflection of its fundamental beliefs that Pearson implemented after dealing with world changing situations and winning a Nobel Prize. Also, his contributions as a liberal leader as well as the flaws and controversy with Diefenbaker did in fact define this country.
During the 1920’s Canada’s economy prospered, since many countries recovering from the horrors and especially damages of the war, required Canadian products. Canada’s abundance in resources such as pulp, forestry, wheat and mining greatly contributed to Europe’s recovery as well as the Canadian economy. Throughout this decade, many products and resources became more available such as cars due to mass production techniques developed to meet the product demand. For instance, the vehicle ownership rate in Canada increased from 300 000 in 1918 to 1.9 million by 1929.
It takes a lot of courage and manpower to run a country especially such a big one like Canada. William Mackenzie-King was born 1874, he served as prime minister from 1921-30 and 1935-48. Considering he served for twenty-three year and he served as the longest standing Canadian PM through the great depression and a world war, he made few mistakes mostly not recognizing and acting during the depression. William Lyon Mackenzie King was a semi-successful prime minister considering the economic and military conflict that was present in Canada at the time of his reign. He had a close friendship with the American prime minister, Franklin Roosevelt ultimately helping the Canadian and british war effort.
Canada has been defined by its contributions at home and abroad in WWI, WWII, and peacekeeping. World War I played an important role in Canada’s history. It shaped Canada by giving women suffrage and by the war creating a greater divide between French and English Canadians. By the end of WWI, the Canadian government
O Canada, My Canada Two-hundred and forty one years ago, The United States shared a brutal bloodshed with the United Kingdom. After eight years and 217,000 deaths, America won their independence. While many thought it was a good decision for Canada to rebel, her country decided to stay out of the conflict. Some wonder why such a decision came about in Canada. Canada is operated as a constitutional monarchy, where the monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, shares power with a constitutionally organized government, led by the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau.
World War 1 was a historic event which began in 1914 and ended in 1918. This bloody conflict took the lives of more than 17 million people who were fighting for their countries. Being a British colony at the time, Canada was dragged into the war that did not impact the country in any way, yet thousands of Canadians volunteered to devote their lives for their nation. The first World War had the greatest impact on Canadian history during the 20th century, as this event helped Canada gain more independence from Britain, it helped introduce women in the workforce, and also introduced non-white Canadians in the army. For the longest time, Canada had been under British control, however, this changed a bit after World War 1 took place.
Canada is now known to be a diverse, multicultural, bilingual and inclusive nation largely as a result of his work. Pierre Elliott Trudeau also believed in an equal Canada for all, he is primarily the one to introduce rights and freedoms to the citizens of Canada. While some view Pierre Trudeau as impulsive, for enforcing the War Measures Act, Trudeau enacted this for the protection of Canadian citizens against radical extremist and his actions were more rational than impulsive for the situation that had suddenly occurred. Pierre Trudeau was one of Canada’s greatest Prime Minister’s, who’s impact fundamentally changed the course of the nation by introducing multiculturalism, for introducing the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and for paradoxically upholding democracy by strong action during the October Crisis.