Different motivation stands for each of these people in what they did for the reformation. Calvin born and raised a Frenchman, had received a degree in law to find out he was not interested in the subject had changed his interest in life to religion reformation. At a young age Calvin had been in an area where the population was being stirred by the writings about the Catholic Church by Luther and Erasmus. Calvin was enlightened by the idea and thought that Luther had about the Catholic Church. Calvin’s motivation for his acts during the reformation was to start a transition into making and becoming a healthy Church that was seen correct under the eyes above the Bible.
Prior to this rebellion, Metis were being taken advantage off, losing their land to Canadian Europeans and losing their children to Residential Schools. Riel and the rebellion attempted to protect this land as well as the First Nation culture. Riel was so dedicated to the cause that he created a provisional government to try to negotiate with the Canadian government. Furthermore, Riel also led the Northwest Rebellion in 1885. When the Canadian Pacific Railway was under construction, funding was taking from the Indian Budget.
The Success of ‘The Edict of Nantes’ in 1598. The Edict of Nantes in 1598 was only a temporary solution to the religious wars in France from 1562-1598. There were several attempts to bring peace and unity to France during this time but each attempt was met with hostility by both sides and a common ground was not found until the reign of Henry IV. The problems with the Edict of Nantes’ predecessors were that they heavily favoured the Catholics and never met the demands of the Huguenots. The likes of the Edict of Saint-Germaine and Ambroise both gave small successions to the Huguenots but not what they desired.
Pontiac’s Rebellion was led by Chief Pontiac from the Ottawa tribe in the Ohio Valley. Not only was Chief Pontiac angered, but so was the rest of the Native American tribes within their land. Angered by British rule after the French and Indian War, Pontiac and his followers attacked British forts and settlements. The celebration of new opportunity died quick, for the King and his council had presented the Proclamation of 1763 as a measure to calm the fears of the Native American
A MacDonald faced major challenges such as problems between the English and French, ongoing annexation threats from America, as well as large economic issues while holding his position as Prime Minister. Since the beginning, the thought of cultural nationalism seemed impossible due to the French and English relations. Obtaining the physically enormous Rupert’s Land for Canada was essential, but Louis Riel and his French Canadian Métis group reacted violently when their home joined confederation. Although Macdonald peacefully purchased the land from Britain (unlike the American West, acquired through military means), Riel wrote up demands for his colony. When these were denied, the Métis captured the expansionists and murdered one uncooperative member: Thomas Scott.
Secondly, in the Province of Canada, the government had difficulty reaching agreement, because there was no party that could have majority support. Sir John A. Macdonald believed and told them that if they joined together, this political deadlock would be solved. In addition, the inter-colony railroad was very important to Canada, because it could send the military out to where it was needed quickly. It would also be a way of trading goods hastily. Manufacturing and coal producing areas of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton saw an advantage to allow their goods to get to markets much faster because of the railroad.
Based on the above, it is evident that only Europeans benefited from contact in North America. When the French and the English landed on the shores of the New World, they were introduced to an environment far different to the surroundings in which they were accustomed. Harsh winters and untamed wilderness were key facets in the foreign terrain of North America. Fortunately, for Europeans, there were many communities of men and women who adapted and even thrived in this unfamiliar environment. These men and women would share their skills and knowledge with their European brothers and because of that, Europeans themselves would eventually learn how to survive in the harsh North American climate.
This law kept money in the empire but hurt the pockets of the wealthy colonists mercantilist that depended on the shipping trade. Then when the French Indian War ended the King made them keep the treaties that had been made with the Indians and refused the rich merchants the right to expand and claim more land. The war had also left England in debt as most wars do, so England called on the colonist to pay taxes to help with their own defense. They did not single the American colonist out they asked this of all of their subjects in all the colonies under English rule. So in 1767 England passed the Townshend Acts which included the Revenue Act of 1767, the Indemnity Act, the Commissioners of Customs Act, the Vice Admiralty Court Act, and the New York Restraining Act.
During the age of imperialism, the British had romantic notions of lush Indian forests filled with adventure that would whisk them away from the polluted cities in which they lived. While these notions were false, prior to the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871, the inherent British sense of superiority drove the passing of the 1865 (and later 1878) Forest Acts. These acts criminalized many traditional native tactics that were vital for overall forest health and growth, such as kumri. The Criminal Tribes Act of 1871 mirrored earlier colonial actions by defining “rural groups”, such as natives, as criminals via the mere “opinion of the Local
During the beginning of colonial settlement, Britain did not enforce strict laws upon the colonies because it wanted them to prosper. Once war broke out between the French and the British in the French and Indian war, Britain began to enforce harsher laws and greater taxes on the colonies to draw revenue for the war. This in turn, angered the colonists and they began to think twice about having another country rule them. The colonists at the time also violated the same ideals of equality of rights and rule of law when they discriminated against the African Americans, Native Americans, and the poorer white settlers by forcing people into slavery with terrible conditions and taking land just because the colonist needed it. When the French and Indian War broke out between the British and the French, Britain hoped to use the colonies as an extra source of wealth to fight the war.