Chapter 1 SS11 Essay

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Chapter 1; Section 1;

2. Before the war, the husband indirectly owned women and children, women did not have any property rights except for her own land, and once she was married, she could no longer own her own land, and she couldn’t keep the money she earned by herself. Up until 1891, husbands were allowed by law to beat their wives with a stick no thicker than a man’s thumb and to lock them in a room if they wished. A “man” could also then merry a woman sell their family’s farm, take all the money for himself and leave his children and wife with nothing. Another thing is if the man died without writing or leaving a will, then his wife was not able to inherit anything. This includes all the money she had earned herself, and the land she owned before the marriage. These men are the ones that caused woman’s rights I frown upon them.
3. Most English-Canadian felt strong loyalties to the British while French-Canadians wanted England to be no more than a distant cousin. When Britain wagered war against Dutch settlers in South Africa they asked Canada help, English-Canadians believed Canada should answer the call to battle, where French-Canadians felt it was a foreign battle on a distant continent that they should have no part of.
Section 2;
2. Laurier realized if Canada were to take off it needed more people, He started circulating posters across Northern and Eastern European countries and the United States to increase immigration to the Prairies. It was felt that people from these areas were best suited to agricultural life on the Prairies.
3. French-Canadians were upset mainly because they felt marginalized, they thought this policy was excluding them from settling on the Prairies. Many Canadians felt like the government was favoring the immigrants by giving them jobs over the actual Canadian citizens.
4. British Columbia took a huge step to keep Asian immigrants out, A quota was placed on the immigration of the Japanese, and no more than 450 people of Japanese origin could enter Canada each year, Another thing this law stated was that it assured that the Chinese men who'd come to Canada wouldn't be able to marry women, since so few Chinese females were in the country and inter-racial relationships were quite strange at the time.
5. The Federal Government created the residential school system, these were meant to remove and isolate children from the guidance of their homes, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate them into the dominant culture of English-Canadians. The Federal Government also concentrated on removing the Aboriginal culture by, banning traditional ceremonies, forbid celebrations, prohibited the wearing of traditional costumes, and silenced spiritual leaders. The government also designated specific land masses for the Aboriginal people to live on call Reserves.
6. All Chinese entering Canada would first have pay a $50 fee, with the fee increasing to its maximum of $500 in 1903. There was an acceptation that Chinese didn’t have to pay the tax if they were students, teachers, missionaries, merchants, etc. Anything Chinese that could benefit Canada had no entry fee, as long as they were leaving after they were done with their business. I think it was right to keep the Chinese out before the great wars, because