Louis Riel: A Canadian Hero or Villain? During Canada’s development, Canada held many heroes and villains. Either way, the heroes and villains have affected the history of our nation. One of the heroes that impacted Canada was Louis Riel. Being the leader of the Metis, he strived to fight for Metis rights and to defend his rebellions in face of a racist government.
“A Hero or a traitor?” This question is very frequently asked when considering the famous figure is the Canadian history, Louis Riel. Some say that he is a historical there is nothing wrong with protecting his own race. However, there are a number of people consider him a traitor to the country and a crucial murderer due the fact that Louis Riel was born in the Red River colony, and he was educated as a lawyer in Montreal. He returned to his home at the age of 24, and just at the time the Canadian government wanted to acquire Rupert’s land from the Hudson’s Bay Company for the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Metis were afraid that the government would take the control of the land from them, as a result, Riel stood out as
He was shy but let the Canadians get what they wanted. Some may argue he gave up too much power for the citizens but that is what I like in a Prime minister. Pearson had many accomplishments that concealed the minor scandals he was involved in and turned out to be one of the most unforgettable prime ministers of Canada. In conclusion, Lester B. Pearson was an exceptional prime minister. He had many accomplishments such as creating the new flag of Canada, and the Canada Pension plan for old- age seniors just to name a few.
Canadian Involvement in World War I: Name: Geroylola 1. How soon after Britain entered World War I did Canada enter the war? - Canada was automatically at war when Britain entered war. 2. a. Summarize the contributions of Sam Hughes to Canada’s war effort in the following organizer: Positive Contributions to Canada’s War Effort|Negative Contributions to Canada’s War Effort| - He made a strong army for Canada- He increased the efficiency of the pre-war militia- led the Canadian war effort with enormous personal energy and drive- championed the purchase of the Canadian-made Ross rifle.|- was a poor organizer prone to patronage and cronyism in awarding military promotions and munitions contracts- He violently against those officers who tried to replace the Ross with his own accusations of incompetence and political malice.| b. Based on the information in your organizer, would you argue that Sam Hughes’ contributions were more positive or more negative?
Known as the Czech Legion, they fought the Germans as a separate unit under the leadership of Masaryk until Brest-Litovsk ended that fighting. Trotsky gave them his agreement that they had his permission to travel through Russia to the Western Front so that they could continue their campaign against the Germans. The one provision was that the Czechs had to leave their weapons behind. As soon as the first units of the Czechs surrendered their weapons, the Red Guards shot them. This was to prove a costly error as it was obvious that the other men could not trust what Trotsky had promised.
In George Woodcock’s A Social History of Canada he has one view and that is to carry out the story through his evidence and portrayal that it was through the neglect of the government and the psychological problems of Louis Riel that . He said “The Old West did not die quietly.”(1) This means that both sides of the rebellion put up a good fight and not just in the battle they fought for many years over the land of their ancestors that was taken from them. “By the early 1880’s not only the Métis but also the English-speaking mixed bloods and even the white settlers were becoming disturbed by the fact that the dominion surveyors were moving through the prairies, laying out the land in square townships
With the French defeat in the French and Indian War (1754–63), Indians west of the Appalachians found their survival threatened because they could no longer play off the French against the English. Aware that the presence of only one European power in their vicinity meant that the old trade system had broken down, in 1763 the Ottawa Chief Pontiac rallied many groups formerly allied with the French in an effort to oust the English from the Ohio Valley. Pontiac's Rebellion (1763–66), although relatively successful in cementing a pan‐Indian alliance, ultimately failed. The English government tried to achieve peace in 1763 by a royal proclamation separating Indians and English settlers at the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. While the proclamation's promise that all land west of he Appalachians would be reserved for the Indians weakened Pontiac's alliance, it did nothing to lessen Euro‐American pressures on Indian land, as American traders, squatters, and speculators flowed unchecked into the Ohio
What was the reason behind all this?, what was the reason behind all that happened in Vancouver?, racism, pure racism, because the people of Vancouver thought that the Indians were going to come into Vancouver and take over factories, mills, and lumber yards so the government proposed a new act called the Immigration Act which allowed no Indians in Canada unless they took a direct passage from there original country to Canada, which was impossible, so in other words Indians weren’t allowed in Canada, but Gurdit Singh decided to challenge the new Immigration act and send 394 Sikh Immigrants from Hong Kong to Vancouver on a ship called the Komagata Maru, and just because of that, just because of Gurdit Singh’s Idea to try and challenge the Canadian Government’s Idea of proposing a new Immigration Act. We now have Indians in Canada rather than just having Canadians, Chinese, and Japanese in Canada, and Indians in
The Winnipeg general strike was the largest and most influential strikes in Canadian history occurred in June 21, 1919 which makes platform for people to reform wage labour. It happened because large number of immigrants working at their former job which raised asocial tension and also bring Spanish influenza virus which create illness in country. The causes are unemployment, shutting down factories while immigrants take place their jobs, and inflation caused by World
Canadian soldiers, who have fought for our country and sacrificed their lives to make Canada a beautiful and peaceful to call home. There, are many defining moments in Canadian history but three of the most important are the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Persons Case and D-day. One of the most defining moments in Canadian history is the Battle of Vimy Ridge. This battle was on (Roy, The leadership. This was a significant step in the growth of Canadian pride and nationalism.