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History: Canada West

Comment Below: By: Farid, Rohan, Ali, Chaitnya 8B3

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CANADA WEST Population By: Farid By: Ali Transportation By: Chaitnya By: Chaitnya Political Issues By: Rohan Economy Total Population: 1,396,060 Largest Cities by Population, 1861 Toronto: 56 000
Hamilton: 26 700
Ottawa: 81 500
London: 15 816
Kingston: 12 400
Brantford: 8100 Waterways: 1841
1848 1860
1861 1851
1852 Population: 1841: 455,688 Population: 1848: 725,879 Population: 1851-1852: 952,004 Population: 1860-1861: 1,396,091 Legislative council, in the new government as well as an assembly of the same number of elected members from each of the two colonies. The seat of government was made at Kingston, but after 1844 it was moved to Montreal, then back and forth between Toronto and Quebec, a famous man was Robert Baldwin from Canada West and Louis Hippolytend. Finally in Ottawa in 1865. Lafontaine from Canada East. Both Men had taken part in the excitement preceding the rebellions of 1837, but they had stood apart from the extreme measures that led to armed. By joining forces they found a strong coalition during the early years of the new government, and the result was that much legislation was carried through.

Politician for Canada West Sir John Alexander MacDonald Canada's first prime minister. Fathers of Confederation: John A. McDonald > 1815-1891
George Brown > 1818-1880
William McDougall > 1822-1905
Alexander Cambell > 1822-1892
Oliver Mowat > 1820-1903
James Cockburn > 1819-1883
William P. Howland > 1811-1907 - Ships
- Canals
- Boats
- Canoes Roads: - Steam locomotive
- Railways
- Horses
- Stage Coaches
- Grand trunk
- Railroads
- Ox
- Carriges In 1852 the Grand trunk was made to connect Toronto and Montreal. The company overestimated the demand and it was in dept by 1860.

- Horses powered the first Canadian colonial locomotive that arrived in 1836.

- Wanted to build national railways to bring in new settlers and goods in.

- The railway act was first passed in 1851.

- In 1855 the Great Western railway connected Windsor and Hamilton as well as Toronto. That same year the canadian northern railway linked Collingwood and Toronto.

- Canada's first railway opened in 1836. TIMELINE Relegion: 82% protestant, 18% Roman Catholic.

Nationality: 82% Brithish, (English, Scots and Irish). French 5%, 13% others (american and other european. Hope You Enjoyed!!!!!!! :) (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr In 1850 the railways expanded across the province, increasing the strenght in central Canada. The largest part of the population is engaged in farming.
In the cities. in 1861, the main occupations are clerks, carpenters, saddlers, brewers, shoemakers, blacksmiths, booksellers, banker grocers, hotel-keepers, and preachers. Canada West accepted immigrants that came in great amount of numbers in their 30's and 40's. Immigrants were allowed in Canada West until 1847 an army of starving Irish farmers came into Canada West. The Irish people were really helpful. Over a a third of a million entered Canada in less than a decade, mostly at the age of 40's. The Act of Union in 1840 provided financial support and focused on the provinces to make sure they are on task. Also because they didn't want the Rebellion of 1837 to start again. The poor investments on canals that connect Upper Canada and the port of Montreal in Lower Canada, form the Great lakes and St. Lawrence River. By: Farid Who and why we should join Confederation? The country we are joining is America, we are joining America because it has been a country since 1776. That is a good thing because since they are a older country they have resources and more knowledge about how to use resources and how to ship goods faster (because they know all the routes). Another benefit of joining leads to a stronger army and a stronger defense. The overall benefit of joining America is dominance which will lead to victory. + = CONFEDERATION! Hope you enjoyed the video! :) The reason why Canada West should join with America is because the population between America and Canada West is: 31,443,321of America and Canada West is 1,396,09 (30x their population). America has a bigger population than all the colonies combined and Canada West has the biggest population than all the colonies. The difference in political issues between America and Canada West, is that Canada West doesn't have so much people compared to America, so the elections might not turn out to be good. On the other hand, they won't have to many people making not so smart choices for the colony. So the difference between them is that not a lot of people can vote. By: Farid, Ali, Rohan
&Chaitnya Sir James Cockburn Sir James Cockburn was born on the 13th of February 1819 to the 14th of August, 1883 (age of 64). His nationality is English – Scottish, and was immigrated to Canada at the age of 13. He was elected to the Canada’s Legislative Council representing Northumberland West. Although Macdonald & Cartier were his enemy in politician he agreed an allegiance with Macdonald stating that he will support the Liberal-Conservative Party. He was elected to the new Canadians House of Commons in the provinces first election. He was nominated by Sir John A. Macdonald, to be the speakers of the House of Commons from 1867-1874.Although he was not able to speak French, which was bad because the speakers had to be able to English and French were official languages, but he was able to understand French. Cockburn lost his seat in 1874 because he brought down MacDonald. After 4 years he won back his seat but for some reason didn`t take back his active role. Then he was assigned to indentify Canadian statues. During his classification he had died on the 14th of August, 1883. William Alexander Henry The father of confederation I choose was Sir William Alexander Henry. Sir William was enthusiastic of Confederation after the Charlottetown conference, he was a lawyer and a Judge. Sir William was a liberals from 1840-1857, 1870-1888 then a conservative from 1857-1870. He had a very busy life starting of as being elected for liberals in Nova Scotia for Antigonish in 1840.Sadly beaten in 1843 but reelected in 1847 when he supported the responsible government. What i think is the most exciting thing is when he was elected for Attorney General in 1864.And the highlight of Sir William Alexander Henry was when he was appointed to Supreme Court of Canada.

Personal facts about Sir William Alexander Henry
was born on •Born December 30, 1816 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
and died May 3, 1888 in Ottawa, Ontario By: Farid By: Rohan George Brown George Brown a journalist and statesman, born in Alloa near Edinburgh, Scotland. He was born in 1818 and died in 1880 (62 years old) in 1843 his father and him moved to Toronto. In 1851 George Brown was elected to the legislative assembly of Canada as a reform member from the country of Kent. In October, 1861 he played a part in the Quebec Confederence, but in December ,1865 he resigned from the government, before confederatinon was completed. Brown was a great journalist and had a domination personality. He died in Toronto, on May 9, 1880, due to a bullet wound inflicted by a discharged employee. By: Farid John A. Macdonald My father of confederation is John A Macdonald. He was born January 11 1815 in Glasgow and died June 6 1891. John a MacDonald was the first prime minister of Canada. Their family first came to Canada in 1820 and lived in Kingston Ontario. He started in the career of politics in 1843. He was in the legislative assembly for Canada through the years of 1844-1867. When being a young man at the age of 19 he opened to offices in Kingston. In 1854 john a MacDonald help create a new party in politics which was called the conservative party. He worked hard at conferences help make sure that when under confederation Canada had a strong and powerful government. John a MacDonald had two main jobs A constitutional lawyer and a businessman. Not long after confederation john a Macdonald faced a big problem. He took a huge part of Ruperts land from the Hudson Bay Company but forgot about the needs of the Metis. The conflict was in red river rebellion which was the first rebellion by the metis and the man in charge for it was Louis Reil. Under MacDonald’s command PEI, and the northwest territories which had Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and BC included joined Canada. British Columbia only joined after Macdonald promised to build a new railway. The construction of Macdonald’s promised railway turned out to be his biggest humiliation. Not long after rumors were spread about money given to support john a MacDonald’s campaign which forced him to leave with his party. John A. Macdonald didn’t live a happy life. Most of his family was always stressed out and his first child died before the age of two. His second child was born encephalitic. Luckily for john Macdonald luck was on his side and he finally had some money in 1872. After a couple of year’s john a Macdonald was back in parliament and defeated the liberal government lead by Alexander Mackenzie. When he was back in parliament everyone had forgotten the railway promise he had made and he was popular again. In 1855 he was still thinking on how to build the railway, but Louis Reil helped him. The railway was finally built and proved to be a great one. That is my bibliography on john a Macdonald.
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