Canad A Melting Pot Of Cultures And Natural Beauty

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Canada Phillip Seay ECPI University Abstract Canada is a melting pot of cultures and natural beauty. They have multiple official languages. The country offers thousands of miles of national parks and glacier lakes to explore. You can taste some food that are famous to Canada. You can watch hockey in the country it originated in. In this essay I will cover a little history on Canada, including the nation’s foods and sports. Keywords: Maple Syrup, Hockey, Glaciers, Parks, Engineering, Poutine, Banff, Niagara Falls *Title of Your Paper in Title Case* There are so many countries in the world, and all of them are unique in their own way. With the introduction of modern transportation, visiting or moving to these countries has become…show more content…
Cartier is also known for giving Canada its name. He heard to guides saying Kanata, meaning village, so by the 1550s the name Canada began appearing on maps. In 1583, Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland as the first North American English Colony under Queen Elizabeth I. In the 1700s, France and Great British fought for control of North America. In 1759, the British won and renamed the colony the “Province of Quebec. The British passed the Quebec Act of 1774, which allowed Catholics to hold public office and worship publicly. This was not yet passed in mainland Britain. This law also brought back French civil law and established British criminal law. The United States tried to conquer Canada in 1812 through 1814. The US lost the battle and never tried again. During World War 1, over six hundred thousand Canadians served. In April 1917, the Canadian Corps captured Vimy Ridge in France and earned the reputation as “shock troops of the British Empire.” By the end of the war, sixty thousand were killed and a hundred and seventy thousand wounded. In 1916, Manitoba was the first province to allow women to vote. In 1918, all women were allowed to vote in federal elections. In 1921, Frederick Banting made a world changing discovery by finding insulin. Insulin has since been used to treat diabetes. He won the Nobel Prize in 1923 for his discovery. The Great Depression, or “Dirty Thirties”, hit Canada hard. This brought the need for minimum wage and a standard work week.
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