Colonization Colonized by France and England during the 16 th and 17 th centuries. France lost its claims after the French and Indian War, however many French settlers remained.
The Road Towards Unity Issues between French Catholics and British protestants lead to tension. – Solution: provinces Dominion of Canada (united provinces— confederation)
Expansion Just like the US, Canada used a transcontinental RR to transport people and goods across the territory Gold was discovered – Copper – Zinc – Silver Large amounts of immigrants migrated to Canada
Canadian Government Parliamentary Government – Similar to what other country? Legislative and executive are combined – Parliament Central federal government Smaller provincial governments The majority party’s leader in Parliament: Prime Minister