Learn about Canada's history, environment, and government!
BY CAROLINE LASCHINGER
A little bit more than a breif history of Canada
The history of Canada goes way back, about 12,000 years back. The very first people in Canada were the Asian tribes who crossed over the land bridge to find food. They settled in Northern Canada and these 12 tribes made up the first Canadian nation.
Later, much later, the first Europeans came to Canada. They were the Norse, who came from the Scandinavian Peninsula, and they created a settlement with trade with the Inuit. The Norse deserted the town, and country for at least 5 centuries. Later, the next person to come to Canada was Jacques Cartier. Cartier sailed the St. Lawrence River. Cartier also claimed land for France. The French settlers called the land New France. Over half a century later, Samuel de Champlain created the first permanent French settlement, in 1608. The population grew slowly. The settlers moved inward to trap animals, because beaver fur hats were in high demand in Europe. The settlers were fur traders, Catholic missionaries, and French farmers, all of which brought French laws, traditions, and their religion, Catholic. If you were not Catholic, you could not live in New France. The British colonized in the region south of the French, the British wanted control of it, this led to the French and Indian War in 1754. The French were outnumbered..... so they relied on the Indians for help.Great Britain also had indian fellows on their side. The war ended in a draw. Later, much later, the Inuits wanted their own land. They asked for in the 1970s, and finally their wish was granted. In the 1990s Nunavut became a territory, the Inuits' very own land! That totals the provinces to 10, and territories to 3!
Environmental issues of Canada
Some of Canada's top tourist attractions!
This light house, in Nova Scotia, is very old!
This an amazing waterfall on the border of New York ad Quebec. It is definitely something worth visiting!
The CN tower
The CN tower is very tall, and much like the Seattle Skyneedle!