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THE HUNT... jOHN A MACDONALD

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Transcript of THE HUNT... jOHN A MACDONALD

DID YOU KNOW...?
CHILDHOOD
PERSONALITY
Determined
man and that drove him to succeed and form Canada.
First Prime Minister so, he had to be very
dedicated and determined
to get the job done since no one had done it before!
Determination brought Manitoba and British Colombia into confederation after promising the railway
Ambitious
because his vision to have a united nation would take years to achieve
Imaginative
because he thought through the whole process of uniting Lower Canada, Upper Canada, and creating a nation
How we would describe him
BIOGRAPHY~
THE HUNT... JOHN A MACDONALD
BY EVAN SYMONS, SHARON HE, KATE MACRAE
That Canada would
NOT
have been what it is right now if it weren't for our first prime minister?

That
WE WOULD NOT
have been Canadian citizens without him?

And that
ALL
the events that lead up to today from 1867 may have
NOT
existed?
TURNING POINTS
IN HIS LIFE
IMPACT ON HISTORY
"MEGA" SKILLS
STORY TIME!!!
PEOPLE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS GUY
Architect of confederation
bringing the British colonies in North America together under one government
"Created" Canada because he brought Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into the Dominion of Canada in 1867 and added Manitoba, British Columbia, and Prince Edward Island later on
Tried to extend the vote to woman, introducing such legislation in the Commons in 1885. However, he got nowhere, but he described the future exactly, warning the MPs that it was "certain that the female would completely establish her equality as a human being as a member of society with man
Created today's Conservative Party


First Prime Minister of Canada
First sat as a Member of Parliament in 1867
Was Prime minister for two terms, 1867-73 and 1878-91
Helped bring together the Trans-Canada Railway from 1871 to 1885
Connected Eastern Canada to BC and played an important role in the development of the nation
Behind the development of Canada's first national park in Banff, Alberta, in 1885
Created the North-West Mounted Police in 1873
Today it's known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
IMPACT ON SOCIETY
Led us to become Canadian citizens and gave us a country to live in
Gave us one of Canada's most famous and beautiful national park-Banff National Park
Founded the world’s first sustainable and democratic society that accepted different languages and nationalities
United society
Widows and unmarried women are granted the right to vote in municipal elections in Ontario
Woman gained more rights later on
Stimulated commerce, trade, and communication with the help of the railroad
ACCOMPLISHMENTS!!!!
Devoted and determined
Worked for Canada and the government all the way until he died in his own office
Thinks long-term
Warned the MPs that the women will fight for their own rights in the future
Province of Canada was becoming difficult to govern, so Macdonald thought it would be better in the long run to divide the Province into two, giving each part its own government and then for them to join with the other British colonies to form a new country with a federal government
Persuasive
Argued for the passing of the British North America Act of 1867
Indulgent
Some of his arguments went for up to 5 hours
Benevolent
Accepted different cultures and respected them
Wanted to end the liquor trade in Benton, Mont. which had a devastating effect on the prairie Indians
Believed in separate schools. They didn't have to be catholic or protestant
Daughter had brain damage, so he would return late at night to hold and rock his little baby girl to sleep
Dedicated
Worked in law from the age of 15 and never gave it up.
Determined
to make Canada a nation, without him Canada wouldn't be what it is today.
He connected British Colombia with a railway to the rest of Canada because he was so determined to succeed.

Father, Hugh Macdonald, was an unsuccessful merchant, and had to move his family from Scotland to Canada
Grew up in stressful financial circumstances and had to leave school at 15 to find a job to support his family.
Two of his siblings died young
1822-Tried to flee with his younger brother, James, from their drunken babysitter, but fails and the babysitter beats James to death
All of these caused Macdonald to become independent, strong-willed, and hard-working
Attended the Midland District Grammar School and a private school in Kingston, where he was educated in rhetoric, Latin, Greek, grammar, arithmetic and geography
Helped with honing his persuasive skills
Had many very sad turning points
1st wife died slowly over the course of 13 years
First son died 13 months after birth then later his wife died
Daughter was born with a brain normality so her brain would never develop normally.
Political career
1829-travels by steamboat to Toronto to write his law admission exams. He passes and returns to Kingston to apprentice with lawyer George Mackenzie
Opened his FIRST law office in August 14, 1835 and became a lawyer in February 6, 1836. This is when he finally starts his political career
Prime Minister of Canada was a huge event in his life
Formed the first ever political party, the conservatives
Balanced French and English interests in acceptable terms

George Mackenzie
Mentor
Prominent lawyer
Led Macdonald to become qualified to practice as a lawyer and open his own law office
Influenced his political views
George-Étienne Cartier
politician from Lower Canada
Allies
Alliance helped break the political stalemates that were a regular part of Canadian politics
Came to depend on one another to build a political movement that would create a nation
Born: January 10th, 1815
Place of birth: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 6th, 1891
Family information:
Moved to Kingston, Ontario, at the age of 5.
Had two sons, Hugh John, and John Alexander, and a daughter, Margaret Mary.
After his first wife Isabella died, he married again to Agnes
Younger brother died
Synposis: John A. Macdonald's complex, imaginative vision for the future of Canada
John A. Macdonald: EVAN :D
Some politician ( George Brown): Kate
George-Étienne Cartier: Sharon
Shows how he is:
imaginative
hard-working to make his visions happen
a risk-taker
An assertive and persuasive talker who convinced the people at the Charlottetown Conference
Devoted to his family
Had a lot of family issues, but still kept his sanity and worked hard
THANKS FOR WATCHING
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