Multitudes of factors contributed to form the Canadian Confederation. From small political negotiations to full fletched conflicts, here are the seven major events that lead to its creation • Changes in British Attitudes Towards British North America • The American Civil War • The Creation of the North-West Mounted Police • The construction of the Transcontinental Railway • Fenian Raids • The Red River Resistance • The Doctrine of Manifest Destiny Changes in British Attitudes towards British North America This factor is the most crucial event in the creation of the Canadian Confederation. The British realized that having separate colonies became costly to maintain so to counteract this problem, the existing colonies created their own government/federation to declare independence. This also
(Zinn chpt 4). The French and Indian War was fought for land and power in North America. As the war excelled, the Native Americans took the side of the French rather than the British. This is because the French were not attempting to take over their land like the British were (Zinn chpt 5). Over the seven years that the war lasted, the British defeated the French and now had control of most of the land.
The FRAGMENT The Wallamolum was written by Lekhibit to record the glory of the Lenape. We have had many Sachem Chiefs since that unhappy time when the white men invaded our lands. There were 3 chiefs till the friend of Mikwon (William Penn) came. The first was Mattanikum when the Winakoli (Swedes) came to Winaki (Pennsylvania). The second was Nahumen (Raccoon) when the Hopocani Senalwi (Dutch) came.
February 10, 1763 Treaty of Paris (French and Indian War) The end of the war has come. The seven years war started by the British declaring war against France. The French had been expanding into the Ohio Valley creating conflict amongst the countries. With the signing of the treaty France lost a lot of land. OCtober 7, 1763 Proclamation Line of 1763 The Proclamation Line of 1763 was declared to create peace between colonists and Indians.
“Just watch me”. One of the most popular quotes in all of Canadian history and was said by Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His legacy, attitude, and work transformed Canada and still continues to do so. Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada, from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. Pierre Trudeau changed Canada’s social-political ideology.
The Thirteen colonies knew Louisbourg was a key to the rest of New France. In the winter of 1744-45 the House of Representatives voted to take action and sailed for Louisbourg. Governor Shirley of Massachusetts assembled about 4000 men and Connecticut and New Hampshire 100 men. On May 3rd 1745 several British warships joined the attack. The French sent messages to France for reinforcement but didn’t get any.
Christianity was born on the base of Christ’s blood and it grows on the base of the martyr’s blood. There are countless martyrs throughout the centuries and the persecution gets more and more severe. In The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, Christophe Regnaut describes how the French Jesuit Fathers came to “New France” (Canada), and many became martyrs, and contributed to the growth of Christianity in Canada. Fathers who lived among the Hurons, Jean de Breboeuf, Gabriel L’Alemant, Charles Garnier, and Noel Chabanel, were evangelizing Native Americans. Regnaut describes the Hurons natives and the Fathers were captured by Iroquois natives when the war broke out in1649 (p. 255).
In Michigan, a school superintendent's apology has ignited another heated debate about a flag. This time it's not the Confederate flag, though, but the original "Betsy Ross" flag. Although historians are not sure whether Betsy Ross actually made the flag, her name is forever associated with it. Everyone recognizes the flag, the one with 13 stars on a blue background and 13 red and white stripes. It was approved by the Continental Congress in 1777.
The Iroquois creation story is a renowned Native American myth written by a Tuscarora historian, David Cusick. He is also the author of David Cusick’s Sketches of Ancient History of the Six Nations, which is known to be the first Indian-written history printed in the English language (Radus). The Iroquois creation myth exists in twenty-five other versions. It describes how the world was created from the Native American perspective. It begins with a sky woman who falls down into the dark world.
Native Americans were forced to pick up their homes and resettle in areas that were less than sufficient to meet their basic needs. If Native Americans were not compliant, Americans would murder them. Although Manifest Destiny was seen as an inevitable movement among Americans and resulted in the formation of the American West in the Nineteenth century, it was truthfully an act of invasion and subjugation against peoples who had settled the land for hundreds of years earlier. Manifest Destiny led to an obvious upsurge in racial
On a cold winter’s day (February 29), the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts was in for the shock of its life (pg. 64). Hundreds of French and Indian individuals invaded this town with tremendous force resulting in a horrific outcome for its habitants (pg. 64). Many were slaughtered, taken captive, and some tried their hardest to get away from the attackers as quickly as possible (pg.
O Canada With disbandment of the regiment, labelled as a rebel, and the shock of having your land signed off by your government in the Treaty of Paris, nearly all the King’s fighting men headed for the Canadas which afforded protections and British guarantees of a future life. It also gave the British territory some much needed defence with the battle hardened men just in case the Americans were to expand further north. Francis, Catherine and his family of 7 (including Thomas’s father-to-be Phillip), along with the whole of Duncan’s Company and their families were placed in the District of Luneburg and more specifically were encamped near the shores of the St. Lawrence River about 40 kms west of present day Cornwall. A few of the company headed back to New York within a few years, as for some, it was not so dangerous. By far most chose to stay, for the loyalty ran deep, and the British government would be generous to her
October, 1763 After years of fighting alongside the British, the battle over our homeland has finally ended. I still wonder, how did we end up fighting for something that has always been ours? We, the mighty Iroquois, have defeated the French settlers and their bloodthirsty allies, the Algonquins. With this came a royal decree. A proclamation from Britain’s King George III.
1. There are many accusations of who was responsible for the smallpox outbreak in Fort Pitt, during the summer 1763. Many of the Native Americans accused the British soldiers of being responsible for the outbreak. There is suspension that Jeffery Amherst, the British commander in chief, knew of smallpox infected blankets being given to Natives by the end of June. William Trent is also credited with writing an account of the event in his diary.
Their migration to Wisconsin was related to the displacement of native peoples resulting from inter-tribal warfare in the Lower Great Lakes region. Between 1712 and 1737, the French and Meskwaki, engaged in an extent period of conflict known as the French and Fox wars. By 1730, the Meskwaki were forced