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  • The Great Migration
  • Background Information- Factors
  • Factors that triggered the Great Migration: - Demographic Change -Unemployment -Famine
  • Background Information
  • "People left Britain for economic reasons. Many had lost their livelihoods during the Industrial Revolution, as machines replaced their jobs. Many had lost their farms, as large landowners bought up small farms. A major conflict - the Napoleonic Wars - ended in 1815, causing an economic slowdown and more unemployment. In 1840, a famine hit Ireland, forcing many people to leave."
  • 1815- 1850
  • What would happen in Canada if the Great Migration had NOT occurred?
  • Push Factor: Poverty in Britain, Pull factor: Economic opportunities in North America
  • Underpopulation
  • (Our Canada: Origins, People, Perspectives) Pg. 201
  • Less provincial divisions
  • If this important event had not occurred, there would not have been so many farms and agricultural developments in North America.
  • North America would be a big empty land space with a sparse population. 
  • Before the Great Migration, settlers had basically no cause to divide, However, when the people from overseas came, they wanted to have their own space. 
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