Tommy Douglas, just like any other person had a lot of problems to deal with before he became “the greatest Canadian.” Starting from the beginning, it was hard enough for him to leave his home country (Scotland), but that wasn’t it, he then had to leave school at the age of 14 and become a soap boy to support his family after he decided to switch from being a Baptist member to a Politician, and when he finally achieved his goals, he was yet again faced with a new set of problems, for example: Some reacted against the new ideas, some people hated the idea of having free health care given to everyone which makes no sense. He was unsuccessful in the 1934 Saskatchewan elections. He was labelled a “Red” and a “Communist” by his political opponents. Although he had a lot of reasons to quit, he also had a lot of achievements that made him the man we all respect and look up to; some of them are that on Nov. 29, 2004, Tommy Douglas was named The Greatest Canadian of all time by voters across
Many historians and writers consider the Canadian victory at Vimy a defining moment for Canada, when the country emerged from under the shadow of Britain and felt capable of greatness. Canadian troops also earned a reputation as formidable, effective troops because of the stunning success. But it was a victory at a terrible cost, with more than 10,000 killed and wounded. The Canadian Corps was ordered to seize Vimy Ridge in April 1917. [Map] Situated in northern France, the heavily-fortified seven-kilometre ridge held a commanding view over the Allied lines.
Kedrick Brooms Me.Wulf E.L.A P.6 E.A- For Things Fall Apart How Okonkwo changed from the beginning and the end of the book Things Fall Apart. You would think people are strong but somethings can hurt them and mean a lot to them. Everyone wants to be strong it’s just certain things that make them who they are. In this essay you will be reading about about how Okonkwo hanged from the beginning to the end of the story and how things drastically changed. In the book “Things Fall Apart“ Okonkwo is a very strong man and from time to time he starts showing his true self.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Pierre Trudeau is undeniably one of Canada’s most influential people because of his many accomplishments and the impact he had on Canadians. During his time as prime minister, he achieved many tasks that have and will positively affect Canada for many years to come. Pierre Trudeau encouraged multiculturalism to contribute to Canada’s growth as a country. He was able to bring Canada together as a nation through his efforts on bilingualism. In the sixteen years that Trudeau was in power, he created many acts that still hold their significance.
Sitting Bull’s Influence on America During the 1800s Sitting Bull was a great Influence on America. Sitting Bull fought the government and tried to protect his land. Sitting Bull also encouraged his people to live off of the reservations because of the mistreatment that was inflected upon them which changed the way we treat the tribes today. Sitting Bull helped preserve the old ways of life of his people. Sitting Bull was considered a great leader and helped shape the way we treat Indians today.
For his education, he went to Collège de Montréal from 1858-1865. Louis Riel returned back to his hometown, after hearing the news that his father passed away. Although Riel left his education at a young age, he became a teacher, a Canadian politician and a lawyer which is considered one of his accomplishments. Throughout his whole life, Louis Riel had many accomplishments such as becoming the founder of Manitoba, being the Metis leader and being the central figure in the North-west and Red River resistance. When the Hudson 's Bay Company decided to sell Rupert 's land, the sale did not have any consultation with the Metis.
The battle of Vimy ridge has left a significant mark on Canada and the reputation of Canadian soldiers. The battle of Vimy ridge is known as the most defining moment for Canada, it has put new tactics in place that have created long lasting change and were used throughout the rest of WW1 and still used today. The significance of the battle was not the battle itself but the effects that Canada would feel nationally instead, the first steps were made of Canada becoming its own country instead of a British colony. After the battle of Somme, Canadian soldiers had lost their passion to fight and confidence in their general. 1000 000 men were killed or severely wounded.
Charles Perkins, born in Alice Springs 1936, was a controversial leader within the Aboriginal community. Perkins was known both for this willingness to fight for what he believed in, and his determination, although this confidence brought him into conflict with community leaders and the government. Perkins was involved in the ‘Freedom Ride’ travelling through rural New South Wales in the early 60’s. This ride was a significant contribution highlighting the predicament the Aboriginals faced. Being Aboriginal himself, this ride demonstrated that Aboriginal people could stand up for themselves.
On the other hand , In the Mrs. Stowe 's novel George is handsome , clever , brave , justice and very eager to freedom . When they face the fact they will be sold to another master , they choose the different choices . Uncle Tom chooses to obey master 's order and George chooses to fight . As a result , Uncle Tom finally died , but George goes to Canada . He changes his life and have a
Decades ago, the world as we know it was a place where discrimination and racism where ordinary acts performed on a daily basis. Consequently, a lot of iconic individuals emerged throughout history and strived to make this world a better place. Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther, two out of many other heroes, made history and are known for their incredible accomplishments. The word “hero” has many meanings but according to Merriam-webster.com a hero is “a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities”. Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King dedicated their lives and aimed to help fight injustice.