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HIST 209
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Peter Campbell

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Nation Building 01/23/2014 Test • No specific date questions (answers are not dates), are some date related questions, questions  from the Bumstead readings for Tuesday test on Tuesday (Jan. 28 ) • • error in Bumstead page 292 last name was Norris (Tobias Crawford Norris) • page 310 Battle of Ypres in 1916, was actually in (1914, 1915, 1917, 1918), the battle he is  referring to is Beaumont Hamel (holiday in Newfoundland, 92% of the Newfoundland  battalion died in battle) • Manitoba was the first province 1869­70  • Red River Rebellion • Two Reil rebellions, Red River and North West rebellion • fight of the Metis for their rights  1870 • Manitoba joins Confederation • Out of the Red River Rebellion comes the formation of Manitoba  1871 • British Columbia joins Confederation • Joins because they were promised a railroad 1873 • Prince Edward Island joins Confederation • Conservative government resigns due to Pacific Scandal • Sir John A. Macdonald, stole money and gave it to the conservative government • Liberals under Alexander Mackenzie take office (January)  • Not very well known, lived in Kingston, good Scottish protestant (puritan) • Should get credit for the secret ballot , supreme court of Canada, and the Royal  Military Collage of Canada  1878 • Conservatives returned to power 1878­9 • National Policy: transcontinental railway, tariff protection and Western settlement • Meant tariffs at the time (just tariffs), not a fully formed idea that these things went together,  to protect Canadian manufactures (textile industry) 1882 • Conservatives under Macdonald returned to power • Natural governing party 1885 • Northwest Rebellion, in Saskatewan • execution of Louis Riel on 16 November • completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, last spike is driven the same time that Riel is  executed 1887 • Macdonald’s Conservatives returned to power in federal election • Nationalist reaction in Quebec to the execution of Riel, very upset • Powerful impact on the conservative government of Quebec until 1958 1891 • death of Sir John A. Macdonald 1896 • Liberal leader Wilfrid Laurier becomes Canada’s first French Canadian Prime Minister 1899­1902 • Boer War, conflict between the British and the Dutch settlers in South Africa • About the Diamond mines  • Canada sends nearly 5,000 volunteers to fight for Britain, French Canadian nationalists don’t  want to send an army, but the British nationalists want
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