Events That Defined Canada

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20th Century Events That Defined Canada As A Nation
 Throughout Canada’s history, there have been many events that have defined us a nation. Some of the most important events have happened in the 20th century. The first one was Canada’s participation in the battle of Vimy Ridge because it showed that we are a very strong and brave country. The second event was the actions of Lester B. Pearson, as he showed the world that Canada is a very peaceful and independent country. The final one was the Canadian Constitution of 1982, as Canada showed that we are an independent and multicultural country. Three 20th century events that defined Canada as a nation were Canada’s participation in the battle of Vimy Ridge, the actions of Lester B. Pearson, and the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982.             One event that defined Canada as a nation was Canada’s participation in the battle of Vimy Ridge. Although Canada participated in many important battles in World War I, Vimy Ridge was the most important because we showed the world that we were a very strong nation. Canadian soldiers knew the battle was going to be tough. France and Britain had already tried to take it from the Germans, but failed (Cook). This shows that we were brave to try and take it from the Germans. This was also a very short battle, only lasting 4 days from April 9, 1917-April 12, 1917 (Cook). This shows that we are very strong fighters. Also, for the first time in the war, all 4 of Canada’s military divisions fought alongside each other (Cook). After the battle, Canada was rewarded with their own army. This shows that we are independent, getting our own army and straying away from Britain. Vimy Ridge helped define Canada as a nation because it showed that we are strong and brave.

The second event that defined Canada as a Nation was the actions of Lester Bowles Pearson. He was Prime Minister of Canada for 5 years from 1963-1968 (Nobelprize). In 1956, there were countries invading the Suez Canal of...
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