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CHI4U Essay Assignment

GRADING: Your work will be graded using the “Essay Rubric”.

This document is posted on the SSD.
DUE DATE: The beginning of class on Tuesday 31 January 2012.
LENGTH: 1500 words
PAGE MARGINS: Refer to instructions A.1.1 on page 374 of A Manual for Writers

of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th Edition.

TYPEFACE: Times New Roman or Palatino.
TYPE SIZE: Twelve-point type
COVER PAGE: Follow format given in Figure A.1. “Title page for a class paper” on page 378 of A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th Edition.
Answer ONE of the following questions, or another topic of your choosing. If you choose your own topic you must get my approval no later than the end of the school day on Friday 20 January 2012.


1. How do the political, economic and social structures of the Iroquoian Peoples support the contention that they were the most advanced of the Aboriginal Peoples?
2. Demonstrate that when Europeans arrived in “Canada” they encountered Aboriginal people who possessed highly developed social, political, and economic structures.
3. Why might the Aboriginal Peoples state that the Europeans who arrived in Canada were remarkably uncivilized?
4. What were the advantages and disadvantages of contact with Europeans for the Aboriginal Peoples?
5. How different were the Aboriginal Peoples from the Europeans in their economic motivations and practices?
6. Why was Champlain successful in establishing a permanent settlement, when Cartier had failed 70 years earlier?
7. To what extent were the settlements in Canada different from communities in France?
8. How successful was the colonial policy of King Louis XIV?
9. To what extent was the British policy towards the Acadians justified after 1713?
10. Compare and contrast the military strengths and weaknesses of the French and British in the Seven Years’ War.
11. Does Montcalm deserve to be remembered as a great military leader?
12. How was the American Revolution important for Canada?
13. Of the four participants in the War of 1812, why can it be said that the Canadians were the only clear victors? (Aboriginals, Americans, British, Canadians)
14. Compare and contrast the main differences between the rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837?
15. Were the social reformers in 19th century Canada acting out of a desire to help others or out of a desire to help themselves?
16. Outline the impact of 19th century literature in creating a Canadian identity.
17. Account for the achievement of Responsible Government in the Canadas.
18. Explain how events outside of British North America brought about Confederation in 1867.
19. Outline the gains secured at each of the Conferences on the road to Canadian Confederation.

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