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Socials 11

Chapter 1

1896 Wilfred Laurier becomes prime minister, he is the leader of Liberals Klondike gold rush begins
1899 Canada sends Volunteers to fight in Boer War in South Africa
1903 Alaska Boundary dispute is settled
Nellie McClung a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. She was a part of the social and moral reform movements prevalent in Western Canada in the early 1900s
Suffragists people who advocated that women should have the right to vote
Alaska Boundary Dispute a territorial dispute between the United States and Canada and at a subnational level between Alaska on the U.S. side and British Columbia on the Canadian side. It was resolved by arbitration in 1903.
Imperialists the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or nation over foreign countries, or of acquiring and holding colonies and dependencies.
Nationalist A person who has strong feeling of attachment to his or her nation.
Ethnocentric The belief that ones own culture is superior, and that other cultures should be judged by its values.
Discrimination treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit
Racism a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
Chinese Head Tax a fixed fee charged for each Chinese person entering Canada. The head tax was first levied after the Canadian Government passed the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885. It discouraged Chinese from entering Canada after the completion of the Railway.
Assimilation Adoption, often by a minority group, of the customs and language of another cultural group so that the original culture disappears
Created by: edwardo