The Wartime Elections Act—gave the vote to Canadian women who were related to servicemen. 2. The Military Voters Act—allowed all members of the armed forces to voted regardless of the length of their stay in Canada. III. The War Ends and the Advance of Nationhood A.
In 1965 Lester Pearson presented Canada 's new flag, in light of the fact that the Red Ensign was excessively British, making it impossible to be the image of advanced Canada. Numerous residents opposed for having another banner both for reasons of tradition and they were persuaded that Pearson was pressured into it and didn 't really need another banner. English Canadians needed to keep the Red Ensign yet on February 15, 1965, when Canada 's new banner was raised on Parliament Hill surprisingly, all that they were loaded with, was pride and affection. Pearson and the French Canadian needed another banner yet Diefenbaker and the Conservatives needed to keep the Red Ensign to demonstrate a tiny bit of British representation. So the Liberals
Young says “the lack of bread is terrible. The price for bread has risen above people’s ability to pay” (Doc B). Most of the French belonged to the third estate and were unable to provide food for their families causing great misery and anger. This inequality of pay was a huge issue in France, but yet King Louis and the rest of the monarchy did not provide a solution. Not having a solution kept France in economic crisis which resulted to another reason why the French Revoultion were never fully
He collected taxes without the consent of the estates general in order establish many things, fund a series of wars, build a bigger and stronger military and to build his palace, the Palace of Versailles, when it was built he insisted that the nobles spend more time there (Doc 2). This eventually led the nobles into debt because they spent most of their time and money at the Palace of Versailles. The nobles being in debt meant that they lost status and power, which ultimately fed the basis for the French Revolution. Document 3 states; “The aftermath of the revocation was disastrous for France. Many of those who abjured [gave up] their Protestant religion repented of their weakness.
The jury was made up of French speaking Protestants and the judge was from Ontario. The British court was also prejudiced. That’s why I don’t think Riel got justice from the government.
It is March 29, 1765 and the stamp act was enacted about a week ago. The Crane family is very upset over this act enforced by the British Parliament because they do not have a lot of money and it will cause a hardship for them financially. This act made people pay taxes on any printed legal document. Bruce Crane, his wife, and his three children were very upset over this act.
During the war with France, Washington had developed an aversion to militiamen and an appreciation for British professionals. He had experienced nothing but problems with the Virginia militia It looked as if the colonies were embarked upon an unequal war. A population of two and half million (20 percent of whom were slaves), without an army, navy, or adequate financial resources, confronted a nation of eight million with a professional army, large navy, and vast wealth. Yet many colonists were confident and determined.
When the French were defeated in 1763, it became a critical turning point in history for the Shawnees, already dissatisfied with British authority they subsequently were involved in a conflict known as Pontiac’s Rebellion, and migrated from Detroit to Ohio, again living in densely populated areas along the Ohio River with little food, forest protection, and spirits altered by the imperialism displayed by the British and the carelessness of the Colonists created a sense of wickedness among whites, and in-turn the tribe more reluctant to understand British/Colonist culture and the process of assimilation. Although participation in the Seven Years’ War created greater bonds among the Colonies and Indians alike, the war also strengthened colonists
The French-Canadians in Lower Canada did not trust the British, they didn’t speak English, and they found British rule without democracy difficult to accept. Control of the colony was in the hands of an oligarchy of merchants and ex-army officers. English seemed to have most of the advantages which made the French feel like their culture was being attacked. Discrimination against the French, unequal taxation and lack of power within the government became the main focus of reform in Lower Canada. The French-Canadians preferred a democratic government.
During the conscription crisis of 1917, Canada was still a relatively young and inexperienced country, and did not yet have the capability or independence to deal with such an issue. However, one question was made clear to all Canadians… could national unity be maintained throughout the crisis? In 1939 Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King made the same promise to that of his predecessor Robert Borden; in Canada, there would be no conscription and all military service would be voluntary. “Conscription if necessary, but not necessarily conscription” was a statement made by King during the Plebiscite in 1942 and just like Borden, he too had broken his promise to Canadian citizens. Twice now in Canada 's history, conscription has demonstrated to be a poor “solution” that is not only destructive to the patriotism and unity that Canadians had struggled to build, but also resulted in the division of families, the separation of francophone and anglophone
In the article “Newcomers Vote with Their Feet“ by Rudyard Griffiths, there is a lot of Canadians who have a negative attitude toward the newcomers, and the author suggested to resolve the Canadian immigration system problem. Canadians believe that they are able to choose the skilled immigrants just because they are one of the developed countries, and no one can resist Canada. Nevertheless, they are wrong beliefs. In addition, while Canada is the second destination of the new immigrants, 95 percent of the citizens who obtained the Canadian citizenship are unskilled workers. Furthermore, 20 percent of the spending of the federal goes to the language trainers.
This war was started for a few reasons: the British were kidnapping U.S. sailors and forcing them into the Navy, attempting to restrict trade with America, and fighting a war with an ally country, France. Congressmen called “warhawks” strongly encouraged the war although little to no preparation was made. The warhawks wanted to use the war as a way to gain land in Canada without having to fight all of the British troops due to the French war. Although the war was declared, the House and Senate were “bitterly divided” on the issue, according to History.com. Most battles fought were undecided, but the British eventually ended the war with France and used all of their armed forces against America.
Although the pre-established provincial income and corporate tax was heavily relied upon by the federal government at the onset of the war, the financial burden of a total war became increasingly prevalent. As such, the federal government reimposed Victory Bonds in order to incentivize the financial contribution for Canadian citizens. While temporary, their contribution was significant in aiding the government in financing the war effort, as they managed to amass a substantial $12 billion in revenue across the entirety of World War 2, covering approximately 55% of Canada’s total war expenditures from 1939-1950 (Hoogeveen, 312). The non-existence of this hefty sum would have resulted in Canada succumbing to the heavy burden of inflation, as they did following the first world war.
Although tragic, Canada 's war effort won a separate signature on the Peace Treaty. This gave Canada the constantly wanted national status, it gave to Canadians nationhood. Although proud of their autonomy, Canada 's economic situation was terrible. Before the war, Canada 's debt was already rising, because of the loss in wheat crops and the loss of jobs due to the railway.
The French-Indian War of 1754-1763 resulted in political, ideological, and economic alterations within Britain and its American colonies. The French and Indian War, also referred to as The Seven Years War, began with British and French conflicts across the Ohio River Valley, as both nations wanted to claim the land for themselves. The first blood of the French-Indian War began with multiple British failures, including Washington’s dreadful defeat at Fort Necessity and General Braddock’s failed attempt at conquering Fort Duquesne, in which he died along with two-thirds of his army (Document C). The British would, however, gain momentum in 1759 with multiple victories, including their most significant triumph, Quebec.