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  • 1874 The North West Mounted Police
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    History of the Canadian Mounted Police TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE # TITLE -- Title page -- 1 Table of Contents -- 2 Introduction -- 2 Story of the Force -- 6 Story of One Man's Career -- 8 The North West Mounted Police Did Make a Difference -- 9 Bibliography INTRODUCTION This is the story of the North West Mounted Police, who played an exciting and important part in Canadian history. This report will cover the purpose and highlights of the North West Mounted Police, and some of the people involved w...
  • France With Cartier
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    Tom Jodlowski 09-19-98 History Jacques Cartier Jacques Cartier was born in St. Malo (France) in 1491. Not much is known of his life before 1534, when he departed on his first voyage. He was looking for a passage through or around North America to East Asia, as some had done before him, and many would after him. Though he undoubtedly made a voyage to the New World prior to 1534, probably in Brazil. In 1534, he was given a grant by King Francis I of France to search for the north west passage. Car...
  • North And The South
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    The Civil War was inevitable and regardless of the outcome on the fields of battle, the reconstruction of the nation was equally inevitable because as much as the North and the South had irrevocable differences, it was in the mutual interest of the North, the South and the West to maintain a relationship based on symbiosis. The Civil War and the reconstruction of the nation were bound to happen. There was a great diversity throughout the nation within the three sections. Differences in opinions ...
  • Alexander's Mackenzie's Rivers Of Disappointment Alexander Mackenzie
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    Alexander's Mackenzie's Rivers of Disappointment Alexander Mackenzie was one of the greatest of the fur-trader explorers. Mackenzie came to Canada as a young scouts man to work in the fur trade. By 1787 he was a partner in the famous North-West Company. He was put in charge of the Athabasca fur trading area. It was a large area rich with furs. Lying on the border between what is now Alberta and the Northwest. Mackenzie had his men build a fur trading post. He named it Fort Chipewyan. Mackenzie s...
  • Their Rivals The Hudson's Bay Company
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    Q: Compare the advantages and disadvantages of the rival fur trade systems used the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company by 1820. In developing an answer to this question firstly it must be asked as to why there were two companies in the first instance. If any one company such as the Hudson's Bay Company was in fact the most effective and had the most efficient methods then there would have been little room for the creation of another, rival company. The main reason for the hunting of...

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