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Department
History
Course Code
HIS102Y1
Professor
P Rutherford

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HIS311Y1 - Lecture 5
Sunnyday: The Wilfred Laurier Years, 1896-1911
The "Loyal Election" of 1981
- Unrestricted Reciprocity vs. the National Policy
- Farrer Pamphlet
- was a journalist 'Farrer' and wrote a guide to how to absorb Canada into the United
States
- 'A British Subject I was Born, and a British Subject I Will Die'
Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919)
- 'The First Canadian'
- 1st French-Canadian Prime Minister
- admirer of Great Britiain
- stood for Canadian autonomy within the Empire
Laurier and the British Empire
- preferential tariffs, 1897
- Colonial Conferences, 1897, 1902, 1907
- Joseph Chamberlain's 'weary titan'
- Laurier's insistence on 'local autonomy'
The South African War, 1899-1902
- Orange free state and Transvaal (both Dutch colines)
- the Boers
- Royal Canadian Regiment
- 2nd Canadian Contingent
- Paardeberg
- Gen. Piet Cronje
- Lord Strathcona
- Sam Steele
- Minnie Affleck (they all served in war, not really important)
Relations with the United States
- Alaskan Boundary Dispute, 1903
- Lord Alverstone
- 'cleaning the slate' in the early 1900s
- Lord Bryce
- USS Nashville incident, 1909
- International Joint Commision, 1909
Increasing Canada's Role in Defense and Foreign Affairs
- Militia Act, 1904
- take-over of Halifax and Esquimalt, 1905
- Department of External Affairs, 1909
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- Joseph Pope and Lord Bryce
The Naval Debate, 1909-11
- The Naval Arms Race
- Laurier's 'Tin-Pot Navy'
- Naval Service Act, 1910
End of the Laurier Era, 1911
- The 'Tin-Pot' Navy, 1910
- Reciprocity with the U.S., 1911
- The 'Unholy Alliance'
Laurier's Legacy, 1896-1911
- increased autonomy within the Empire
- improved relations with the United States
- creation of the DEA
- a victim of too many compromises
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