In addition, the States had socially influenced Canada greatly, in terms of culture. Canada did gain some political independence, hampered by the fact that Canada depended on the United States for much of its social and economic success. Canada’s prime minister, Mackenzie King, did not follow the regular rules set by Britain. Instead he refused to send Canadian troops with Britain to invade Turkey in 1922. (Cranny p.55) Normally, when Britain went to war, Canada would automatically be at war as well, but King took a big step in not following orders from the mother country.
The English-Canadians sought after full conscription like Britain and the United States, while the French-Canadians still did not want any form of conscription. The countries unity was slowly crumbling but still Mackenzie King did not institute conscription. He felt there had to be other ways to solve the emerging problems then conscription. (Cruxton and Wilson, 263). In 1917, Borden felt the lack of troops was so awful that there was no choice but conscription.
Louis Riel Essay Assignment Bianca A. Giangualano NDG 4M 4 November 2010 In the late 1800's, the Métis were treated unfairly by the Canadian government and Louis Riel stepped in as a leader and advocate in an attempt to keep their lands, language and religious rights. The Métis had inhabited the Red River settlement prior to the purchase of the land to Canada; however, Canadian settlers came and began relocating before they owned the territory. They viewed the Métis as being in the way of expanding a nation, and thereby rejected the inclination that populating the already occupied region would be disrespectful in relation to the laws constituted by the colony. http://library2.usask.ca/northwest/background/riel.htm>When Canada purchased Rupert's land from the Hudson Bay Company, the Métis were inconvenienced trying to acquire legal title to their land and many failed to keep their farms and original lifestyle.http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?BioId=39918> P.1 Louis Riel knew this wasn't just and came to the conclusion that the Canadian government betrayed them by repudiating their rights as French-speaking Métis. He wrote a petition that showed careful forethought expressing discontent with the treatment of the Métis, yet the government did not take immediate action.
The French and Indian War, or the Seven Years’ war in Europe, had a negative impact on relations between the American colonies and Great Britain. The British forgot about the colonists’ role during the war. British troops in the colonies treated the colonists with cruelty, convincing the colonists that they would possibly be enslaved in the future by Britain. Although the colonists were original from Britain, they had different ideals and philosophies. After the war, Great Britain was in a large enough debt that it was able to destroy the English government.
It is odd, since in modern society, both the British and Americans commonly fail to acknowledge the great struggles conquered throughout the war. To Canadians, most of the history is inadequate recognizing the American perspective, weighing heavily on the British viewpoint.. For instance, there is often reference to the Loyalists or the Laura Secord incident when Upper Canada existed. A lack of shining lights on all perspectives causes our nation to have some partial opinions about the war’s overall gist. The Canadian War Museum’s 1812 exhibit provides insight on the British, American, Canadian, and Native American perspectives of the war, mainly focusing on what was gained and what was lost. “35,000 American, British, Canadian, and Native American men, women, and children were killed in action from the war or died from other causes” said writer, Donald R. Hickey.
One would be the fact that Britain had just won a war against France and was imposing high taxes on the colonists in order to pay for it. But the colonists who had to pay the taxes didn’t have a say in any negotiations regarding these high taxes, and resented that fact. All of the colonies were in the same boat when it came to taxes and representation, and the first group to join together across all of the colonies was the Sons of Liberty, a group that acted almost like a political party and was comprised of mainly the middle class. They stood for the boycotting of trade and had a lot of anger towards the rich British, which sort of added fuel to the fire. Protests arose, and led to the Boston Massacre, where five protestors were killed.
The history of First Nation’s involvement in the battle between European nations in the colonizing of British North America is usually presented as one of irrelevance and unimportance; a Eurocentric point of view. However, that view is a misconception. First Nations did play a pivotal role in the battle between the French and English, even though they were never recognized for doing so. The fur trade was an important economic activity for both the French and British in the early part of North American history and First Nations played a key role in the fur trade. First Nations were also key forces in the military struggle between the French and British.
‘Was the war main problem facing the Tsar in February 1917?’ [16 marks] In this answer I will be trying to conclude whether or not World War Two was the main problem facing the Tsar in February 1917. I will be talking about the The war was the main problem facing the Tsar because the Tsar was becoming increasing unpopular with the public because he wouldn’t end Russia’s participation in the war. This was because the Allies wanted them to continue fighting, and the Tsar had to do what they wanted because they had lent Russia money, and to continue doing so, the Tsar had to do what they wanted. The w War also links in to Russia’s food shortages. When Russia started participating in the War, factories turned to creating guns, ammunition and other products for the war effort.
The French and the Dutch were the other main Empire builders as they, as well as Britain, had aimed for similar countries and this caused many disagreements and frustration between these countries. We know this because the British and the French had the 7 years war and this was taken very seriously as 10 – 11,000 troops and this obviously shows the British went out to win that battle which they did in the end. Another scenario was when the British were kept under siege within the fortress of Quebec by the American Colonial Forces to try and drive the British out so they could encourage the French to take over so the British couldn’t take any more colonies as the French had many colonies in Canada. This was a very important and successful win as the English outwitted the French and it proved that England were more physically powerful. The South Atlantic system was crucial to increasing the political powers of
Parliament were initially enthusiastic, saying to James “take your sword in your hand… direct the point of your sword at Spain”. However, due to James’ continued good relations with Spain, Parliament were reluctant to grant James the huge sums of money necessary for war, and hence voted him a mere subsidy of roughly £140,000 which was woefully inadequate for the purpose that it was intended. However Parliament had every right to be suspicious, as James had placed 2500 troops on the continent, but actually forbidden them to fight and was continuing his negotiations with Spain. James felt that the Spanish Match should be used as a tool to restore Frederick to the Palatinate, and this would allow him to avoid military intervention. The King, however, neglected to mention this to his Parliament who became understandably confused and wary due to the carelessness of James and his lack of communication.