Historical and Political Timeline of Canada (1750-1919)

  • Seven Years War

    Seven Years War
    The seven years war was the first global war, fought in India, Europe and America, as well as at sea. In the context of Canadian history, the war was caused by rivalry between the French and British over the control of North America. I believe this event is important because it lead to the Treaty of Paris, (see next event).
  • The Treaty of Paris

    The Treaty of Paris
    The Treaty of Paris ended the seven years war between France and Britain as well as their allies. In this Treaty France formally ceded New France to Britain. This is very important in my opinion because France ceding New France to Britain set the bicultural foundation for modern day Canada.
  • The Durham Report

    The Durham Report
    Lord Durham was a British politician was sent to North America to investigate the rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada to see if there was a solution to recent issues. He suggested that Upper and Lower Canada be united. I believe this is important because it lead to the Union Act as well as paving the way for the introduction of a responsible government.
  • The Union Act

    The Union Act
    The Union Act was passed by British parliament after the Durham report in 1838. It united Upper and Lower Canada into the Province of Canada. In my opinion this event is important because it created one political entity.
  • The Charlottetown Conference

    The Charlottetown Conference
    The Charlottetown conference was held from the first to the ninth of September in 1864. The conference was organized by Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI delegates to discuss the unition of their three provinces. This conference is important because it set confederation in motion.
  • The Quebec Conference

    The Quebec Conference
    The Quebec Conference was held from the 10-27 of October in 1664. At the conference the politicians from the five North American Colonies continued the discussions that happened at the Charlottetown conference. In my opinion this event was important because during this conference issues such as the structure of parliament, as well as the distribution of power between provincial and federal governments were discussed.
  • The London Conference

    The London Conference
    The London Conference was held from December 4, 1866 - March 1867. It was the last in a series of three conferences deciding on the details of confederation. This event was important because, during the conference they drafted a bill that recommended the confederation of Canada.
  • Confederation of the Dominion of Canada

    Confederation of the Dominion of Canada
    This is the day that the three North American Colonies, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI joined together with the province of Canada to create the Dominion of Canada. In my opinion this event is extremally important as it was imperative step in Canada becoming like it is today, it made Canada a federal state with a parliament democracy.
  • The Battle of Vimy Ridge

    The Battle of Vimy Ridge
    The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought on the 9-12th of April in 1917. It was a defining moment in Canadian history and is one of Canadas greatest military success, as both the British and French armies had failed to do what the Canadian military accomplished. I believe this is important because it gave Canada's military its outstanding reputation and it is source of national pride in Canada.
  • The Treaty of Versailles

    The Treaty of Versailles
    The treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. It ended the first world war, and forced Germany to take the blame for WW1. I believe this event is significant because Canada signed this treaty independently which was a significant step towards Canada becoming its own independent nation.