History of Canada

During the War of 1812, General Isaac Brock won battles with the collaboration of which Indigenous leader?

Tecumseh Tecumseh was the leader of a First Nations confederacy created to resist American efforts to take indigenous land north of the Ohio River. They...

For what political accomplishment is Agnes Macphail (1890-1954) best known?

She was the first woman elected to the House of Commons Agnes Macphail served in the House of Commons from 1921-1940 before being elected to...

The long strips of land that backed onto the St. Lawrence River during the early days of the colony were known as:

The Seigneurial system This system was a form of land distribution in New France where tenants were granted pieces of land by a seigneur in...

Who was Canada’s longest serving Prime Minister?

William Lyon Mackenzie King King served as prime minister from 1921-1926, 1926-1930 and 1935-1948.

During the Second World War, thousands of Canadians were forcibly evacuated from the West Coast of Canada because of their ethnic origin. Who were these Canadians?

Japanese Thousands of Japanese Canadians were interned or uprooted due to government policies enacted under the War Measures Act, the last of which wasn’t lifted...

On D-Day, Allied forces established five beachheads along the northern coast of France. What is the name of the beach on which Canadian forces landed?

Juno On June 6, 1944, Canadian, British and American forces landed along the coast of Normandy, France, to launch an assault on German forces in...

The Battle of the Plains of Abraham was fought in which place in Canada?

Québec City The Battle of the Plains of Abraham, which was part of the Seven Years War, resulted in the surrender of Québec to the...

Which animal’s fur drove the fur-trade economy in Canada?

Beaver The fur trade in Canada lasted from the early 17th century to the mid-19th century. The beaver is a large, primarily nocturnal, semi-aquatic rodent. Castor...

Which Prime Minister is responsible for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in Canada?

Pierre Trudeau The Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted in 1982 in Canada.

Which Canadian province was first to grant women the right to vote?

Manitoba Women were granted the right to vote in Manitoba, in Canada, in 1916

Who is credited with establishing the first permanent European settlement in what became Canada?

Samuel de Champlain French explorer Samuel de Champlain founded present-day Québec City in 1608.

Which of the following is not one of the original provinces that joined together in Confederation in 1867?

Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island joined Confederation in 1873 becoming the seventh province in Canada.

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