Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Socials 10-4: Confederation

Today we had a TTOC because I was out of the class. We took notes from a slideshow to gather some facts about the road to Confederation and re minded ourselves about what British North America looked like in the 1860s.  We have to remember the different sources of conflict in any story. Those can be internal and external. They can also be real or imagined (perception can be everything). Thus we must remember that the world's largest standing army had just concluded five years of war and while war-weary, the US Army still had great capacity and some Americans were looking to the North. Also, the economic stressors after the British repealed the Corn Laws and took away Canada's trading advantage were taking a toll.

We ended the class by watching a short segment from the People's History - sorry for the quality.  There is no homework IF you did the last day's reading.

Don't forget tomorrow's government retest at 3 p.m.

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