A brief look at Canada’s history

When you talk about the history of Canada, the first thing you need to know is that it comprises Paleo-Indians who were there years ago. Before colonization by the Europeans, the lands which are now called Canada, were inhabited by indigenous people with distinct spiritual beliefs, trade networks, and social organization. Some civilizations faded a long time ago by the time the first Europeans made it there, and were discovered only through archaeological investigations. This is just one of the things you will learn when you read through Canada’s history magazine.

Expeditions

Towards the end of the 15th century, British and French expeditions explored, fought, and colonized various places in Northern America, which are now considered parts of modern day Canada. The colony called New France had been established back in 1534, before being ceded to the UK in 1763 after the 7 year war. The British Province that is currently called Quebec, had been divided into lower and upper Canada, and then reunified back in 1841. In 1867, Canada was joined with a couple of other British colonies called Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

Government

Even though there has been a responsible government in place in Canada since 1848, Britain still set defence and foreign policies for the country since the 1st World War. But, in 1931, the Statute of Westminster made Canada equal with the UK. Once their constitution was repatriated, the last vestiges of their dependence on Britain were removed. Currently, Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. It is a democracy as well as a monarchy, with the head of state being Queen Elizabeth II.

You can learn about all this and so much more if you go through the exciting Canada’s history magazine. So why not get one today? There is so much more to learn.