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HIS311Y1 - Lecture 4

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Department
History
Course
HIS102Y1
Professor
P Rutherford
Semester
Summer

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HIS311Y1 - Lecture 4 MacDonalds National Policies 1867-1896 - MacDonalds task was to build the nation after it was formed in 1867 Sir John A. MacDonald (1815-1891) - Leader of the Liberal-Conservative party 1854-91 - Prime Minister of Canada, 1867-73, 1878-91 - MacDonald was an alcoholic (in a lesser sense) - would spend 14-16 hours of day working - he believed that a coalition of english and french would be important in government - did not support representation of population, or confederation itself, at first - foremost concern was getting re-elected and keeping the country together Confederation, 1864-1867 - Charlottetown and Quebec, 1864 - Fenian Raids, 1866 - Battle of Ridgeway (held in Ontario) - purpose was to pressure Britain to relinquish its hold on Ireland - B
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