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  • 1. Warm Up 1/24
    • What two countries settled Canada?
      • France and Great Britain
    • What animal made them both want to settle there?
      • Beaver
  • 2. Canadian History
  • 3. I can & EQ
    • I can explain the History of Canada.
    • How have the French and English influenced the languages and religions of Canada?
  • 4. Languages
    • The Europeans that settled Canada came mostly from the countries of Great Britain and France .
    • The people from Great Britain spoke English .
    • The people from France spoke French .
  • 5. English
    • English speaking settlers moved all across Canada .
    • Today, almost 70 percent of Canadians speak English as their first language of choice.
    • One of the official languages today of the government and business in Canada is English .
  • 6. French
    • The French people settled in Canada also.
    • Today, about 20 percent of the population of Canada speaks French as their first language.
    • French is also an official language of Canada today.
    • French is the only official language in Quebec today.
  • 7. Language of Quebec
    • Quebec was mostly settled by the French.
    • Therefore, 81% of the people in Quebec use French as their first language.
    • They advertise in both English and French , but the French word has to come first.
    • The English word also has to be in smaller print than the French word.
  • 8. Language of the Government
    • Two official languages…. English and French .
    • In Canada , all government documents have to be written in English and French .
  • 9. Religion of Canada
    • French settlers were mostly Catholic . They settled in Quebec .
    • English settlers were Protestant , non Catholic Christians, such as Baptist and Methodist.
    • Today….
    • Quebec- 80% are Catholic
    • Canada- 44% are Catholic
  • 10. Where did the settlers go?
    • The French settlers settled in Quebec.
    • The English settlers settled in the Hudson Bay Area.
    • The first French colony in Quebec was in 1608.
    • Samuel de Champlain was the explorer that established the first French colony in North America
  • 11.  
  • 12. How did Canada become an Independent Nation?
    • It was through a series of negotiations over time. Here is how that happened.
  • 13. French and Indian War
    • The French and Indian (Great Britain also) War took place from 1754-1763.
    • Great Britain won the war. Canada then became part of Great Britain in 1763.
    • Many people came to Canada to settle .
    • They were very interested in the natural resources , especially the beaver fur.
  • 14. British North America Act of 1867
    • In the mid 1860’s , people that had come to Canada wanted to become united.
    • They wanted the British Parliament to give them a constitution that granted them the right to govern themselves.
    • This act was created to bring together the provinces, establish a parliament and have a prime minister.
    • The monarch was the same for Canada and Great Britain.
  • 15. After World War I
    • Canadian soldiers were used by Great Britain in the war.
    • Canadians decided they wanted more control in their country.
    • When the war was over, they began to work on getting their independence.
    • In 1931, the British Parliament gave Canada its independence after many meetings.
    • However, it was 1982 before Canada was totally free from the British Parliaments governing.
    • Today, both countries still share the same monarch .
  • 16. Terms to know
    • Separatists- people in Quebec that want it to be an independent country.
    • Loyalists- people that remained loyal to Great Britain.
    • Northwest Passage- name of the route to Asia from Europe by cutting through Northern Canada.
  • 17. Quebec’s Independence Movement
    • Some people in Quebec
    • want it to be its own country.
    • They are called separatist .
    • They want to make sure their culture and French language is protected.
    • The people have voted on this and decided for Quebec to stay a province, not a country .
  • 18. Why Canada does not want Quebec to become its own country
    • Quebec is very important to Canada because it has so many industries .
    • The electronics and computer industries bring in a lot of revenue for the country.
    • Most of the people in Canada do not want them to be their own country.
  • 19. What the government has done for Quebec…
    • They have passed laws protecting Quebec’s language and culture .
    • The first law made Canada bilingual…. English and French.
    • They have also guaranteed them the right to practice their French heritage.

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