Canada
The Great White North
Canada
Location
  – Huge landmass that
    stretches from the Arctic
    Ocean to the northern
    border of the United
  ...
Canada   St. Lawrence River


Landforms
• St. Lawrence River – located
  in eastern Canada between
  the Great Lakes and t...
Canada
Landforms
  • Canadian Shield -a large
    geographic area in
    eastern and central
    Canada composed of
    ba...
Canada - History
• 1497 - John Cabot set
  sail for the shores of
  Newfoundland.
• Cabot made two
  additional voyages an...
Canada - History


• Samuel de Champlain
  arrived at Quebec in the
  early 1500’s.
• French established New
  France.
Canada - History
• French and English
  became the dominant
  language spoken in
  Canada.
• The French brought
  Roman Ca...
Canada - Independence

            After the Seven Year’s
            War (French and Indian
            War) France ceded...
Canadian - Independence
• In 1867, all remaining
  British territories in the
  North America were
  brought together unde...
Canadian - Independence

• 1982 – the Canada Act
  was passed by the
  British Parliament.
• Allowed for the
  relocation ...
Canada - Climate
        • Northern – arctic tundra
          with little precipitation.
        • Canadian Shield – summe...
Canada – Natural Resources
•              •
    iron ore       Silver
•              •
     nickel        Fish
•          ...
Canada – Population Density
Canadian - Government
           • Constitutional
             Monarchy
           • Queen of
             England, Queen
...
Canadian - Government

• Prime Minister –
  Stephen Harper
• Prime Minister is the
  leader of the political
  party that ...
Canada - Government
          • Parliamentary
            Democracy – members
            of Parliament are
            el...
Canada - Government
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  1. 1. Canada The Great White North
  2. 2. Canada Location – Huge landmass that stretches from the Arctic Ocean to the northern border of the United States, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. – Canada is the second largest country in the world.
  3. 3. Canada St. Lawrence River Landforms • St. Lawrence River – located in eastern Canada between the Great Lakes and the By: Rene Ehrhart Atlantic Ocean. Lake Michigan • Hudson Bay – located north of the province of Ontario • The Great Lakes – located south of the province of Ontario and forms the border between the United States and Canada By: David Paul Ohmer
  4. 4. Canada Landforms • Canadian Shield -a large geographic area in eastern and central Canada composed of bare rock dating to the Precambrian era . • Rocky Mountains – large mountain range that runs through the western United States and Canada.
  5. 5. Canada - History • 1497 - John Cabot set sail for the shores of Newfoundland. • Cabot made two additional voyages and was lost at sea on the second voyages. • England lays claim to Newfoundland.
  6. 6. Canada - History • Samuel de Champlain arrived at Quebec in the early 1500’s. • French established New France.
  7. 7. Canada - History • French and English became the dominant language spoken in Canada. • The French brought Roman Catholic. • The British brought Anglican.
  8. 8. Canada - Independence After the Seven Year’s War (French and Indian War) France ceded all land in the New World to England with the signing of the Treaty of Paris.
  9. 9. Canadian - Independence • In 1867, all remaining British territories in the North America were brought together under one federation, the Kingdom of Canada. • Canada’s role in WWI led to a sense of Canadian nationalism.
  10. 10. Canadian - Independence • 1982 – the Canada Act was passed by the British Parliament. • Allowed for the relocation of the Canadian Constitution to Canada.
  11. 11. Canada - Climate • Northern – arctic tundra with little precipitation. • Canadian Shield – summers are short and warm and winters are long and cold. • Pacific coast – rainforests • Prairie – temperate climate with long warm summers and less cold winters. • Maritime – short cool summers and long mild winters.
  12. 12. Canada – Natural Resources • • iron ore Silver • • nickel Fish • • zinc timber • • copper wildlife • • Gold coal • • lead petroleum • molybdenum • natural gas • • potash hydropower • diamonds
  13. 13. Canada – Population Density
  14. 14. Canadian - Government • Constitutional Monarchy • Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II is the Queen of Canada • Governor General is the Queen’s representative.
  15. 15. Canadian - Government • Prime Minister – Stephen Harper • Prime Minister is the leader of the political party that elects the most members to Parliament.
  16. 16. Canada - Government • Parliamentary Democracy – members of Parliament are elected to the Senate of the House of Commons. • Federation – government has layers: Federal, Provicial, Local
  17. 17. Canada - Government

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