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Canadian History


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A slideshow on Canadian History for middle school social studies students.

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Canadian History

  1. 1. Canadian HistoryBy, Martina Mileski
  2. 2. Land Bridge• Early peoplecrossed a “LandBridge” thatconnected Asiaand NorthAmerica.• The firstcivilizations inCanada areknown as theFirst Nationsgroups and theInuit
  3. 3. First Nations• The Algonquin,Iroquois, Ojibwa,Cree, and manyothers make up theFirst Nations inCanada.• Click Here to visit aninteractive map ofCanadian FirstNations groups andtheir daily lives.
  4. 4. Inuit• The Inuit (Inuktitut)have always made theirhomes in the Arctic ofnorthern Canada• The Inuit werenomadic• In the summer, they rodedogsleds• In the winter, theyharpooned seals and whalesin the icy water.• Their clothing was madefrom caribou fur
  5. 5. Inuit• In the winter they made igloo homes out of block of snow.• They would build sculptures such as this one to find their way in theArtic.• The symbol, called inuksuk, was even a symbol for the 2010Vancouver Olympic Games
  6. 6. European Contact• Europeans searched for a Northwest Passage to Asia• Contact with Inuit and other native people• Set up Hudson Bay trading posts
  7. 7. French Colonies• 1534 Jacques Cartierclaimed eastern Canadaand called it “NewFrance”• 1608 Samuel deChamplain establisheda colony at QuebecCity.
  8. 8. Seven Year’s War• British wanted theirshare of territoryaround Hudson Bay• Best land for fur• Conflict grew overcontrol of the territory• 1756-1763 “SevenYears War” betweenthe French and theBritish• The British won• Canada became part ofthe British empire.
  9. 9. Quebec Act• To avoid rebellion,Britain had torecognize the rights ofFrench Canadians.• The Quebec Act of1774 allow religiousfreedom and Frenchlaws.• Extended Quebec’sboundaries
  10. 10. Act of Union 1840• Created theCanadianProvince• Established asystem ofelected leaders• Bi-culturalgovernment –British andFrench• Britain was stillin control ofCanada
  11. 11. Dominion of Canada• 1867 British NorthAmerica Act createdthe Dominion ofCanada• A Dominion is aterritory thatgoverns itself but itis still ties to it’scolonizing country
  12. 12. Provinces• A province is a territorythat is under control of alarger country.• Quebec• Ontario• British Colombia• Nova Scotia• New Brunswick• Prince Edward Island• Manitoba• Saskatchewan• Alberta• Newfoundland andLabrador
  13. 13. Immigration• Wheat wasCanada’s maincrop• In the early 1900’sfarmers wereencouraged tomove to Canada
  14. 14. Immigration• Most immigrantscame from GreatBritain, Russia,and the UnitedStates
  15. 15. Independent Canada• Canadians joined the fightwith Great Britain duringWWI• Began collecting taxes to payfor the war• Created their own air force• Proved Independence• 1931 Canada gained it’sindependence
  16. 16. Canada Today• British King or Queen is still Head of State• French Canadians still have a distinct culture.• Has a high literacy rate, low unemployment rate, andhealthcare for all citizens.• Canada is a peace keeping nation
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