The great Migration
Simple (I mean truly simple) Intro:
From 1815-1850, many British people moved from Britain to Canada.
More detailed imformation
How did it start
Britain was in a very bad condition. It couldn't afford its people to even have enough food, partly because of the Industrial Revolution, and there came a famine. It thought Canada would be a fresh start for people, so it plugged/forced/pushed/encouraged/made/pleaded 800,000 people on board.
On the ship...
Canada might have been better, but no their way to there. There were sickness, shortage of food and water, bad weathers, and the ships themselves weren't all designed to transport men. Some were for animals or even woods. Misery was overwhelming as well. Some people died and never saw their new home.
Of course, this increased the population of Canada and reduced the population in Britain. The population of Upper Canada increased from about 100 000 to about
1 000 000. British people overpopulated Canadian. And this caused less wood for the First Nation, getting them up for a battle. The original Canadiens were not too happy to be overwhelmed with too much people (less field for everyone) the epidemic.
Some people believed that this, the immigrants, brought cholera to Canada. This is the epidemic that frightened the world in 1832. Some thought that Britain sent the sickness on purpose to weaken Canada. The sickness also formed orphans, some of whom were adopted by Canadians. And so the Britain and the Canadian had closer relationships.
The great migration drove the populations of both countries, some are still living in Canada today. It both pushed and pulled people apart or together between the two countries, depending on how you see it. It affected life today.
The "Other Three"
The other three events are Pontiac's Alliance, War of 1812 and the Cholera spread. I chose this one because it is the one with longer-lasting impacts, and it is important with relationships for the countries. And it shades lights to how people were in a bad condition back then. (also the one I was more familiar with.)
Rees, David. Our Canada: Origins, Peoples, Perspectives. Scarborough, Ont.: Thomson Nelson, 2006. Print.