During WWII, Canada played a crucial role in the Battle of the Atlantic and the air war over Germany. They contributed troops to the allied forces and punched far above their weight for a small nation of then only 11 million people. Because of Canada’s oversized role in the War, it established itself as a middle power. This position helped define Canada in a number of ways, primarily being one of the first non-great powers to help build the United Nations. It earned respect from other countries and with The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
John was successful at law, and by 19 he was involved in politics. In 1844 he was elected to the legislative assembly of the province of Ontario, from there on he worked hard to make sure we would have a strong government. John first apposed Confederation, but soon he was an advocate for it. John had a monumental impact on the dominion of Canada being born, and by July 1, 1867 that’s just what happened, Canada was born. John was the first Prime Minister of Canada, but in 1873 people found out John’s government accepted money from US bankers of CPR, this was called the Pacific Scandal, and it was damaging to Johns reputation and forced him to resign.
The war of 1812 pitted the young America against the large empowered force of Britain, as well as many native Americans. This war was a huge influential factor in the growth of America from that point on. Britain's tyrannical rule over America and Canada eventually brought America to war. Although they suffered many casualties, American troops pushed the redcoats back and boosted the nation's confidence. The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole.
In 1774 Hamilton published a series of essays. No one knew who wrote them but people assumed that the pamphlets were written by strong and well-known federalists like General Livingston and John Jay. When people discovered that Hamilton was the author of the essays, he was looked upon as a brilliant prodigy, and nicknamed “Verdict of the Congress.” Hamilton published a paper entitled “Remarks on Quebec Bill,” which targeted the British ministry, and he became even more famous as a patron and a writer. In July of 1781, he began publishing the first of many essays. The essays talked about building a strong government and the problems with the existing confederacy.
The U.S. culture is very similar to Canadians as we are exposed to it all the time in media sources. The events in American history have also affected Canada from a political perspective, which lead to the Democracy that is present today. Another way the U.S. has affected Canada is from a military perspective because Americans are quick to jump to war and Canada has had to help control them which lead to them being peacekeepers. The United States helped mold the Canadian identity by being both a threat and support to the nation; this will continue into the 21st century but Canada will keep it’s unique identity. A country 's culture can be seen as interchangeable with identity; in Canada there is evidence of American culture everywhere.
The Canadian Charter Of Rights And Freedoms witch was signed in 1982 by PM Pierre Trudea has section that represent language minorities. Sections 16 to 20 are all language rights talking about french and english being equal and be able to use both languages in government. But section 23 is talking about being able to be educated in both english and french if there is sufficient need. It took a long time to have language minority but now that Canada has it now its became a better
The Battles for Fort Duquense would prove to be instrumental in the victory for the British and future expansion west of the colonies. Fort Duquense was built at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers come to form the Ohio river. The location was identified by both the British and French as a strategic location for expansion west of the colonies. When the British built at the location the French decided to build a string of forts near the same location. In 1753, the French determined that the British were a threat and
A general description of the culture: Previously, the culture of Canada throughout the country was heavily influenced by the British and the French and their own indigenous people [Loue, S; Sajatovic, M; 2011]. However, as times have progressed, the culture has also progressed to incorporate the immigrant cultures. Today, Canada is known throughout the world as a multicultural, diverse, and very progressive country [Mooney Cotter, A; 2011]. The immigration of people from all over the world has
After rebuilding from Drake 's earlier raid on Cadiz, Spain sent its invasion force against England in 1588. During the following battle, Drake was vice admiral under Lord Charles Howard, and he also commanded a large group of warships from aboard the Revenge (Biography) (Delpar Helen 323). Once Drake found out that the Spanish fleet commander had anchored his fleet off of the Spanish coast to carry a land invasion force, Drake organized a number of fire ships that he sent among the Spanish fleet. This action prompted to the Spanish to scatter and sail up into the North Sea, where Mother Nature finished them off (Biography). Consequentially, through the stealing of precious materials from the Spanish, capturing of Spanish outposts, claiming of land, and the defeat of the Spanish Armada, Sir Francis Drake established the beginning of the British Empire and was a thorn in the sole of the Spanish
To remember how close was the 1995 Quebec referendum and that we should not take for granted the tremendous hard work it has taken us as a country to be here; however, today, we celebrate Canada’s 150 anniversary. As we reflect on those difficult times that we faced as a country. 1917, labeled as “the worst year in Canadian history” one of our cities, Halfix, was destroyed during First World War. Prime Minister Robert Borden led Canada through this difficult times with difficult decisions such as conscription. Multiculturalism isn’t easy either.
The significance of this relatively small battle was that the British have established a strong presence in New France, now known as Quebec. They defeated France in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and took control of New France. This led to the power of the British in North America. The defeat of New France made the British gain confidence in it 's colonies such as Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New York. This encouraged Great Britain for greater independence, leading to the control of what now is the country of Canada (and in other cases the United States of America).
He felt that the French had better ties to his people and would ultimately be better to his people than the British. The French had soon after told the Native people of the Great Lakes to prepare for war against the British. When Pontiac had gotten the message he immediately started to formulate plans on how they could win the war. One thing that he had come to understand from the French and Indian war was, without the Native
By the 1914 no one could believe what Canada was actually capable of, people started thinking that Canada’s was expanding and succeeding on the western/advance grounds. Canada was powerful and strong enough that it was one of the members to sign the Treaty of Versailles, which lead it in to the league of nations and Canada had become a Virtual independence colony. Towards the end of war Canada introduces taxes, profit taxes and other government services like that for the people still at back home. Another representing moment for Canada when it started producing basic equipment of the modern trench warfare, Canada started getting involved in shipping for countless shells overseas including aircrafts, ships, trucks and other weaponry rolled off the lines. Canadian farmers and miners shipped their products overseas for a good price.
1. a) Confederation was the goal of many prominent politicians during the mid 1800’s. What did they hope to achieve and why? a lot of canadian politicians wanted to get all the territories in canada and the goal was to make a country. But because of all the wars that the british french and the first nations people fighting for the land a lot of people from all sides at time people still had treated their enemies in a bad way. The canadian government wanted to create a big country because they thought that if they create a country with a lot of people they thought that they would be a powerful and a strong nation.