Canada The Country that’s north of the United States
Geography The capital of Canada is Ottawa and the largest city is Toronto. Canada is the second largest country in the world. Due to its large size Canada has more lakes than any country and contains more fresh water. The country has the Arctic Ocean to the North, Alaska to the Northwest, the Pacific Ocean to the West, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and North America to the South.
Geography Canada is larger than North America , Europe, and China but is less than three-fifths as large as Russia. It’s forty times larger that Great Britain.
People Many of the French settled in what is today Quebec during the early part of the 17th century. They also settled in the Acadian Peninsula which is how the French got the name Acadians. Many of the Canadians were Loyalists (Tories) and after the American Revolutionary War migrated to Canada. It was a number of 60,000 and most landed in New Brunswick. After the War of 1812 many of the Scottish and Irish was encouraged to migrate to Canada.
People On an estimation the population of Canada is 34,300,000. The vast majority in Canada are British Canadians and French Canadians which makes the primary languages in Canada are English and French. The majority of Canadians are Christian and the second largest are Catholics. Canada has thirty-four ethnic groups.
Culture Canada is diverse in nationalities and the primary languages spoken are English and French. In Eastern part of Canada such as Quebec it is mostly French speaking Canadians and on the Western part of Canada it’s mostly English speaking Canadians. Cultural Identity is strong in Canada especially in places such as Quebec.
Culture Canada is one of the world’s wealthiest nations and is one of the world’s top ten trading nations. Canada is also one of the largest producer of zinc and uranium The Canadian Government has publicly funded health care, higher taxation, capital punishment is outlawed, effort for the elimination of poverty, and allowing same-sex marriages. It’s completely different than the United States. The Government in Canada is under a Constitutional Monarchy and Federal Parliamentary Democracy.
Canada and Hockey eh. Baseball in the United States is the national pastime but in Canada Hockey is the national pastime and the most popular sport.
History Nova Scotia was under British rule with the Treaty of Utrecht. Canada did not fight a war for independence like other countries such as the United States but instead declared independence after an agreement with the British Government. Colonized by trappers and settlers from Great Britain and France. After the Seven Years War ended there was the signing called the Treaty of Paris 1763 where France ceded almost all of its territory. Around the time the French Canadians outnumbered the British Canadians. Around 1781 numbers of British loyalist (Tories)from the U.S. Revolutionary war refuge over to Canada which brought a large number of English Speaking people.
History The British passed the Quebec Act of 1774 which expanded Quebec territory to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley which helped start the American Revolutionary War. Because of the growth of English speaking Canadians the Constitution Act 1791 divided the province into Lower Canada (Quebec) and Upper Canada (Ontario) and each had their own legislative assembly. First Prime Minister of Canada was John A. MacDonald Canadian Confederation
Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada The Canadian Dominion