Self-Rule in Canada

Self-Rule in Canada

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  • Canada - 1600s
  • The French and Indian War of 1763
  • French vs. English Canadians
  • The Native Americans were living peacefully until the French colonists came for fur and to spread Christianity.
  • Canada in the 1800s
  • Great Britain took control of the country in 1763 after the French were defeated in the French and Indian War. 
  • The Dominion of Canada
  • The Roman Catholic French and the Protestant English colonists tried to settle their differences by creating two provinces:  Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Quebec)
  • First Prime Minister
  • Rebellion broke out between Upper and Lower Canada and the British Parliament sent John Durham to investigate in 1839. The result was a united Canada, encouraged British immigration, and self-governing provinces.
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  • In 1867, the Dominion of Canada formed with a central government. Canada became self-governing, but part of the British Empire.
  • Canada's first prime minister, John MacDonald, ruled and expanded Canada.
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