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Jhon A. Macdonald

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About
Sir John Alexander Macdonald

Born - January 11, 1815; Ramshorn, United Kingdom/Died - June 6, 1891; Ottawa

Spouse - Agnes Macdonald, 1st Baroness Macdonald of Earnscliffe (m. 1867-1891), Issabella Macdonald (m. 1843-1857)

Children: - Hugh John Macdonald, Ramsay Macdonald, John Alexander Macdonald Jr., Margaret Mary Theodora Macdonald

Biography
Education
Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Secondary school in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Founded in 1792

Lawyer, Business Man, & Former Prime Minister of Canada
Former Prime Minister of Canada
First Prime Minister of Canada
Party - Liberal-Conservative Party
First came into politics at the age of 29. He was elected into the Legislative Assembly of the province of Canada, representing Kingston.
Canada's second longest serving Prime Minister; 18 years
John A. Macdonald
By: Arshveer Kaler
Personal Life
First wife died in 1857
First son died at age of 13 months/second son Hugh John survived
His daughter Mary, was afflicted with hydrocephalus and never walked
Professions
Legal career - commercial law
Had own offices in Kingston and Toronto
Involved in variety of businesses
Appointed director of many companies
Dealt in Real Estate
Including rental property in downtown Toronto
Politician
Prime Minister of Canada
Accomplishments
Maintained British connection with Canada
Balanced French Canadian interests
Was behind setting capital in Ottawa
He brought the provinces of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick together to form Canada in 1867
Then also brought PEI, the great North West Territories and BC into Canadian Federation.
Challenges
The North-West Resistance
Execution of Louis Riel
Ontario Premier Oliver Mowat launched legal challenges that resulted in a federal system
Federal Cabinet having power to cancel provincial legislation
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