John A. Macdonald: Responsible Government

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“Let us be French, let us be english, but most importantly let us be Canadian.” This is a quote by John A. Macdonald from about 150 years ago and he was the first Prime Minister of Canada and had a political career which spanned for almost half a century. He also set a legacy that keeps our country together and united. One of the major events that happened that I will discuss is responsible government because it was a big part of history, was important to the people and it was an executive or Cabinet that would be dependent on the support of an elected assembly. But even before responsible government was created there was a lot of conflict between the British and the French which led to a few important events. These important events had an…show more content…
The St. Lawrence River was able to be open for invasion by the British and was a excellent opportunity for the British. This is because then the British can get around another way to capture Quebec. It is important because it was the most serious of the fighting between the British and French. The British captured Louisbourg that year and they also destroyed the fortress. In 1759, General Wolfe sailed from Britain with soldiers, guns, cannonballs and ships in order for the British to capture Quebec so they would have more…show more content…
As you can see, the War of Spanish Succession, the Seven Year War, the Constitutional Act and the Act of Union were very important events that changed the shape of our country. It shaped our country by creating conditions for Canada’s Confederation. These conditions were crucial for Canada’s Confederation because it made Canada’s Confederation possible to happen. The legacy of the past left us to speak mostly english and we get the chance to vote for people in the government. This was important because instead of us speaking english people would be speaking mostly French in Canada. Basically, what I mean is If none of these events happened there would be no country we call Canada today. Also, it led to a great future where everyone can have rights and
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