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canadian history timeline

By mack99
  • Jan 1, 1500

    The fur trade started

    -The fur trade began because of a demand for fur in Europe .
  • Jan 1, 1500

    first trader in canada

    first trader in canada
  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    fur trade

  • Problems of the fur trade

    -in the 1700's the French and English traders fought over the regions leading to the French and Indian war in 1754.
    -aboriginal communities died because of a diesease called small poxs brought in by the Europeons in the blankets and other items they traded.
  • Outcome of the fur trade

    -aboriginals in Canada died while Europeans got new coats and hats
    -the British won the war in 1763 claiming Frances land
    -after the fur trade the Hudson Bay Company turned into one of the biggest stores in Canada.
  • The beginning of the railroad

    -the railroad was built because of a demand for transporting goods and people across the country .
    -the first public railway was in Quebec in 1836.
    -the first train to travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific was in June of 1886
  • Physical impact of the fur trade

    -the killing of millions of animals almost lead to near extinction of mink, wolf, otter, beaver, fox and marten in Canada
  • Problems in the railroad

    -in april of 1886 there was a flood that stop the building of lots of stations
    -on June 29 1864 a train crashed killing lots of people
  • Physical impact of the railroad

    -opening the west to future settlers and industry
    -many trees were cut down and sadly lots of animals were run over on the tracks.
  • beggining of the Gold Rush

    -gold was sent to San Francisco by the Governor of Vancouver James Douglas. An american group of prospecters heard about it and rushed to the North
  • Famous people of the gold rush

    Famous people  of the gold rush
    Billy Barker-found one of the biggest strikes in the Caribou making him one of the most well known people in the gold rush.
  • The Cons of the gold rush

    -the Aboriginal people thought the prospecters were taking their rescources away
  • Enviromental Impact of the Gold Rush

  • outcome of the gold rush

    -the gold rush was the base of the government of B.C
  • British North American Act

    This was the act that gave the government of Canada more power over the country that was once controled fully by Great Britian.
  • Ontario became a province

  • Quebec became a province

    Quebec became a province
  • Nova Scotia became a province

    Nova Scotia became a province
  • British Columbia became a province

    British Columbia became a province
  • North West Territories became a province

    North West Territories became a province
  • Manitoba became a province

    Manitoba became a province
  • Prince Edward Island became a province

    Prince Edward Island became a province
  • Important people in the railway

    -Sir John Alexander Macdonald Canadas first prime minister, had a dream about a railway from coast to coast.
  • Yukon became a territory

    Yukon became a territory
  • Outcome of the railway

    -the railroad built Canadas economy, created jobs and made people able to go to other citys and provinces, connecting the country
  • Alberta became a province

    Alberta became a province
  • Saskatchewan became a province

    Saskatchewan became a province
  • Newfoundland became a province

    Newfoundland became a province
  • The Constitution Act of 1982

    The Constitution Act of 1982
    This act gave the country full independence from Great Britian. The Constitution of Canada is comprised of 7 parts. The first part is the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is important to have a Constitution because it outlines the basic rules and laws of the government , making the expectations clear for all citizens.
  • Nunavut became a province

    Nunavut became a province