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Americans in Canada

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

While Canadians have moved south in large numbers throughout their history, migration from the United States to Canada has also been extensive in most periods. Mohawk from New York, having...

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Amor De Cosmos

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(1825–97), journalist, bc premier 1872–4.

De Cosmos migrated in 1852 from his native Nova Scotia to the gold fields of California, where he worked as a photographer. Once there he...

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Annexation Manifesto

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

Issued in Montreal amidst commercial depression in October 1849, the manifesto, with its 325 signatures, emphasized economic reasons for Canada's peaceful separation from Britain and...

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Anti-Confederation League

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

The proposal for a union of the British North American colonies was contested when first seriously broached at Charlottetown in 1864. There was resistance to the very idea across Atlantic...

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Antoine-Aimé Dorion

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas.

(1818–91). Born into a family of reform politicians, Dorion studied law after finishing his schooling at Nicolet, and was called to the bar in 1842. In the years leading up to responsible...

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attorney-General

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

The principal law officer of the Crown. The Attorney General is usually a Member of Parliament of the ruling party and holds ministerial office, although he is not normally a member of the...

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Australian Settlement

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

The concept of an Australian Settlement has increasingly come into use as a way of framing political history and Australian political thought. Although the range, character and significance...

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British Columbia

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Literature.

Canada's westernmost province is a mosaic of diverse landscapes noted for its spectacular scenery of snow-capped mountains, pocket deserts, coastal rainforest, and scenic rivers. While 46...

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charter of rights

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

Australia has no national charter of rights or bill of rights. The traditional common law liberal view held by (e.g.) A. V. Dicey was that the best protection for human ...

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citizenship

Overview page. Subjects: Regional and National History.

In political theory citizens, as opposed to subjects, are thought of as the free and equal participants in the democratic government of the body politic. See democracy, republicanism.

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