The Act of Union

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The Act of Union is a huge event in the History of Canada. It started when Upper and Lower Canada had a huge conflict, then Britain sent Lord Durham to investigate and find a solution to end the conflict. Later on, Lord Durham found out that the French were having a problem and not the English, so they told the French to assimilate. In the end, English became the official language of Canada. This event changed the future Canada and it lasted for a very long time that made this event very historical significant.

How did this event shed light on enduring or emerging issues in history or contemporary life?

This event united French and Britain together. Without this event, French and English would still have a huge conflict between each other, they wouldn't live in harmony. Even now they have a few arguments but this tells us that no matter how big the conflict is, we can still unite together.


"Act of Union 1840." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 Aug. 2014. Web. 08 Apr. 2014.

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