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Ernest Shackleton - explorer.

Ernest Shackleton - explorer. I INTRODUCTION Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), British explorer of Antarctica. Shackleton led three expeditions to the Antarctic, on one of them coming within 179 km (111 mi) of reaching the South Pole--the closest anyone had come at that time. Shackleton is most remembered for leading the fabled Endurance expedition, in which his men

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Henry Morton Stanley - explorer.

Henry Morton Stanley - explorer. I INTRODUCTION Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904), Anglo-American journalist and explorer of Africa, best known for locating Scottish missionary-explorer David Livingstone in East Africa in 1871. Sir Henry Morton Stanley was among the most accomplished and most noted European explorers of Africa. His work played an important part in bringing about the...

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Amerigo Vespucci - explorer.

Amerigo Vespucci - explorer. Amerigo Vespucci (Latin Americus Vespucius) (1454-1512), Italian navigator, for whom the continents of North and South America are named. He was born in Florence. In 1495 he took over the business of a merchant in Seville, Spain, who had furnished supplies to ships voyaging to the West Indies. Vespucci later set out for the...

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Acadia - Canadian History.

Acadia - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Acadia (French Acadie), French colony in northeastern North America between 1604 and 1713. The origins of the name Acadia have been traced to Mi'kmaq words and to the Latin word arcadia (a rustic paradise). Although France initially defined Acadia as reaching from Pennsylvania to Cape Breton Island, in practice the...

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Alexander Mackenzie - Canadian History.

Alexander Mackenzie - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892), second prime minister of Canada (1873-1878). He succeeded Sir John Alexander Macdonald as prime minister in 1873 and was succeeded in turn by Macdonald five years later. His administration brought a brief interruption in Macdonald's program of nation-building. Scrupulously honest, Mackenzie had many virtues but was...

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Assembly of First Nations - Canadian History.

Assembly of First Nations - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Assembly of First Nations (AFN), primary lobbying organization for all Status Indians (aboriginal people in Canada designated by the Indian Act as Indians). Formed in 1982 by the chiefs of most of Canada's Indian bands, the AFN promotes specific goals that the bands agree upon. Canada's Indian...

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Bertha Wilson - Canadian History.

Bertha Wilson - Canadian History. Bertha Wilson, born in 1923, Canadian jurist and the first woman justice on the Supreme Court of Canada (1982-1991). She was born Bertha Wernham in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and received a master's degree from the University of Aberdeen in 1944. She married John Wilson in 1945, and four years later they immigrated to Canada.

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Brian Mulroney - Canadian History.

Brian Mulroney - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Brian Mulroney, born in 1939, 18th prime minister of Canada (1984-1993). Mulroney, who led the Progressive Conservative Party to election victories in 1984 and 1988, was prime minister during a particularly difficult period in Canada's history. His government had to deal with persistently large budget deficits, economic recession, and

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British North America Act - Canadian History.

British North America Act - Canadian History. British North America Act (1867), legislation, now known as the Constitution Act, 1867, the basis of the Constitution Act, 1982, which is Canada's fundamental law, determining the structure of government, the allocation of powers between federal and provincial authorities, and the interpretation of other statutes. Its operation is modified by custom...

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Canada - Canadian History.

Canada - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Canada, federated country in North America, made up of ten provinces and three territories. Canada is a vast nation with a wide variety of geological formations, climates, and ecological systems. It has rain forest, prairie grassland, deciduous forest, tundra, and wetlands. Canada has more lakes and inland waters than any...

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Canadian Pacific Railway - Canadian History.

Canadian Pacific Railway - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), Canada's first transcontinental railway and the instrument that enabled the nation of Canada to expand across North America from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast. Primarily constructed between 1881 and 1885, the CPR ran from Canada's largest city, Montréal, Québec, to the new...

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Confederation of Canada - Canadian History.

Confederation of Canada - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Confederation of Canada, the federal union of former British colonies in North America, originally known as the Dominion of Canada but now called simply Canada. The Confederation began on July 1, 1867, with four provinces and a population of 3.4 million; it now includes ten provinces and three...

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Ethnic Groups in Canada - Canadian History.

Ethnic Groups in Canada - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Ethnic Groups in Canada, groups of people in Canada who share the same history and culture. There are more than 100 different ethnic groups in Canada, and many have maintained their own languages and cultures. Canada has been described as a cultural mosaic where ethnic groups remain...

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First Americans - Canadian History.

First Americans - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION First Americans, the earliest humans to arrive in the Americas. The first people to come to the Americas arrived in the Western Hemisphere during the late Pleistocene Epoch (1.6 million to 10,000 years before present). Most scholars believe that these ancient ancestors of modern Native Americans were hunter-gatherers who

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French and Indian War - Canadian History.

French and Indian War - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION French and Indian War (1754-1763), the last of four North American wars waged from 1689 to 1763 between the British and the French. In these struggles, each country fought for control of the continent with the assistance of Native American and colonial allies. The French and Indian...

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French Canadian Nationalism - Canadian History.

French Canadian Nationalism - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION French Canadian Nationalism, belief among French Canadians that they are a unique people whose language, culture, Roman Catholic religion, and institutions distinguish them from other Canadians. Nationalists seek protection of these cultural traits to ensure the survival of the French Canadian nation and to resist assimilation by the...

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Fur Trade in North America - Canadian History.

Fur Trade in North America - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Fur Trade in North America, trade in animal furs, generally conducted between indigenous peoples and Europeans in the northern part of the western hemisphere. The fur trade was a major economic incentive for European exploration. It involved trapping and skinning fur-bearing animals and then collecting the...

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Honoré Mercier - Canadian History.

Honoré Mercier - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Honoré Mercier (1840-1894), Canadian politician and premier of the province of Québec from 1887 to 1891. A French Canadian nationalist, Mercier affirmed Québec's French and Catholic character and fought for the province's autonomy within the Canadian Confederation. II EARLY LIFE AND POLITICAL CAREER Born in Saint-Athanase,...

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Hudson's Bay Company - Canadian History.

Hudson's Bay Company - Canadian History. Hudson's Bay Company, English corporation, formed in 1670, which held a monopoly over trade in the region watered by streams flowing into Hudson Bay in Canada. Charles II, king of England, granted the charter for the company to Prince Rupert, his Bohemian-born cousin, and 17 other noblemen and gentlemen. In its vast

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Indian Act of Canada - Canadian History.

Indian Act of Canada - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Indian Act of Canada, law designed to integrate Indians in Canada into the mainstream economy and culture. Introduced in 1876, the act allowed the Canadian government almost complete control over how Indians lived and interacted with non-Indians. At the same time, it gave the government special responsibility...

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Indian Treaties in Canada - Canadian History.

Indian Treaties in Canada - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Indian Treaties in Canada, agreements between indigenous groups in Canada and the colonial authorities of France and Britain, and later the Canadian government that succeeded them. In the 1600s French settlers in North America negotiated the first treaties with Indians, as Canada's indigenous peoples have historically been...

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Jean Chrétien - Canadian History.

Jean Chrétien - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Jean Chrétien, born in 1934, politician and the 20th prime minister of Canada, from 1993 to 2003. Chrétien, who became leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in 1990, led the Liberals to victory in the 1993 election. This victory ended nine years of rule by the Progressive Conservative...

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Kim Campbell - Canadian History.

Kim Campbell - Canadian History. Kim Campbell, born in 1947, 19th prime minister of Canada (1993) and first woman to hold the office. Born Avril Phaedra Campbell in Port Alberni, British Columbia, she adopted the name Kim as a teenager. Campbell received degrees in political science (1969) and law (1983) from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver....

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Labor Unions in Canada - Canadian History.

Labor Unions in Canada - Canadian History. I INTRODUCTION Labor Unions in Canada, organizations that represent Canadian workers in their negotiations with employers. Labor unions engage in collective bargaining with employers to determine issues such as wages, the terms and conditions of work, and worker security. Unions also engage in political activities on behalf of workers...

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Louis Joliet - Canadian History.

Louis Joliet - Canadian History. Louis Joliet (1645-1700), French-Canadian explorer, who led an expedition to explore the upper Mississippi River with Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette. He was born probably in Beaupré, near the city of Québec, and educated in a Jesuit seminary for the priesthood. He also studied briefly in France, but in 1668, upon his return to

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