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ALEX! asked in TravelCanadaOther - Canada · 1 decade ago

Canada PLEASE HELP! ?

okay so im from the U.S and i need to research about Canada and here are some questions.

what is the ancestry of the two largest ethnic groups in Canada?

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2.

What European Group first colonized land in Canada?

1.

What were the steps in Canada becoming a completely independent country?

1.

2.

3.

in which province to most French-speaking Canadians live?

1.

what do the separatist want?

1.

What two groups of people were living in Canada before the Europans arrived?

1.

2.

From what region of the world have immigrans most recently been coming to Canada?

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH

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  • SteveN
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Canada was populated by French settlers (France) originally, and later by the English (Britain).

    France was the first to set up a permanent colony here in 1608, on the site of Quebec City. The city is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year.

    The English and French (along with other countries) were waging the "Seven Years War" and as is often the case when a war ends, the losing party has to make some concessions. France had to finally concede defeat in 1763 at the Treaty of Paris.

    Spain was given Louisiana (named after King Louis of France), and Britain received the remaining colonies known as "New France" (essentially where Quebec is today). But the British had a problem. They had to make the Indian tribes happy by promising not to cross the Apalachians, but that made the 13 colonies angry as they wanted expansion and more lands. This contributed to the declaration of independence and the formation of the United States of America in 1776.

    Meanwhile, the British had a bunch of French colonies under its rule, and they did not want the same thing happening there. So they allowed the New France colonies to retain their own government, resulting in the formation of Lower Canada (Quebec area) and Upper Canada (now Ontario).

    The War of 1812 brought the British and USA to war, and a series of battles waged between Canadian and American settlements. Probably one of the more famous ones was a raid by Americans Chauncey and Dearborn in which they sacked York (now Toronto). The Americans looted and burnt down the parliament buildings there. The British and Canadian troops in turn marched down to Washington DC in 1814 and burnt down the original White House (it was wooden at that time) and many other buildings.

    In 1867, the Dominion of Canada was formed by the "British North America Act".

    Most of the French speaking people are in Quebec, which is where the original colonies were. The province is almost 80% French speaking. Neighbouring New Brunswick is roughly 33% French, and the rest of the country is much lower, to give you a comparison.

    In Quebec, there is a movement for separation from Canada. This has gone on since the 1960's but really came into the forefront in 1970 with the murder of a prominent labour minister (Pierre Laporte) and the FLQ, and with the rise of the Parti-Quebecois and the introduction of Bill 101. That bill made French the dominant language in Quebec and made it illegal to display other languages, such as English. It forced immigrant children to attend French schools. The separatists feel that their culture and language is not sufficiently protected by the Canadian government and they feel they can do better by being a separate country.

    As for your two last questions, I'm not sure exactly how to answer that. Before the Europeans arrived, the native tribes were here. They were called Indians at that time because explorers thought that they had travelled around the world and had reached the coast of India. Up north the native tribes were called "Eskimos". Most of today's native population prefer to be known as "First Nations" people, and the name Eskimo has been replaced with the less offensive "Inuit".

    Oddly enough, I think that the majority of our immigrants in Canada are now coming from India. So now we do have Indians here - he he!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    what is the ancestry of the two largest ethnic groups in Canada?

    1. French

    2. British

    What European Group first colonized land in Canada?

    1. the French(New Found Land was the first spot), however its been theorized that vikings were the first Europeans to settle on Canadian Land

    What were the steps in Canada becoming a completely independent country?

    1. BNA Act 1867

    2. Statute of Westminster

    3. Constitution Act 1982

    in which province to most French-speaking Canadians live?

    1. Quebec

    what do the separatist want?

    1. Separastist Quebecors want to seperate the province of Quebec from Canada

    What two groups of people were living in Canada before the Europans arrived?

    1. Aboriginal Natives - Hurons, Iriquois, Algoquin, Inuit

    2.

  • MattH
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    1. French

    2. English

    1. Vikings in L'anse Meadows NFLD in 1000 AD

    1. BNA Act 1867

    2. Statute of Westminster

    3. Constitution Act 1982

    1. Quebec

    1. Independence for Quebec

    This is a bulls*it question. There were hundreds of native nations that lived here before Europeans... tell yoru teacher this is an Eastern oriented question.

    Your teacher is looking for these two groups most likely

    1. Iroquois

    2. Algonkin

    In realilty the Cree were larger than both.

    - Most current Canadian immigrants are from Asia.. primarily China and India.

    Seriously though buddy... is it that difficult to google this stuff?

  • knh959
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    1. British/French

    2. French (although Vikings may have had settlements as early as 1000 AD in what is now Newfoundland)

    3. a. British North America Act (BNA) of 1867 established Canada as a semi-independent Nation.

    b. Citizenship Act of 1957 - required citizens to be Canadian Citizens and not simply british subjects.

    c. Repatriation of the BNA Act and the passing of the Canadian Bill of Rights and Constitution Act of 1982.

    4. Quebec

    5. They want Quebec to be an independent nation.

    6. What we refer to as aboriginal or first nations people. (North American Indians and Eskimos) (sorry if I have offended anyone)

    7. Asia.

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  • 5 years ago

    How can you love a place that you have never been to yet? It's like seeing previews of a movie and you get so excited and love it, then you get there and it's a major disappointment because it was not as great as you expected it to be. I'm not saying Canada is a bad place. In fact, I live her and I love the natural beauty, the friendly people, and our culture has such a great sense of humour in general. But I think that someone should visit parts of Canada first and see what areas they like. Big difference when you are living in Vancouver vs. Winnipeg, especially when January rolls around! Likewise, big cultural differences living in Calgary vs Montreal. It's like putting someone from New York City into the middle of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin...there will be a slight culture shock.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    What European Group first colonized land in Canada?

    1 Actually it was the Vikings in what is now called Newfoundland/Labrador.

    "The Vikings were the first Europeans to reach the shores of Canada about 1001 AD. They settled in Northern Newfoundland."

    from

    http://canadianhistory.suite101.com/article.cfm/th...

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