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Canadian Theme Unit
A New Land

Canadian Theme Unit
Canadian Theme Unit


A New Land
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.94

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    co-Premier, delegation, highly, incentive, Macdonald, self-rule, skeptical, Tuponia, leadership, original, union, link, stress, shuffle, form, especially
     content words:    Splitting Quebec, Lower Canada, John A., New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, United States, Civil War, United Provinces, North America


A New Land
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     On July 1, 1867, four provinces joined together to form a new country. This country was the Dominion of Canada. This was the result of much work. It did not happen overnight.
 
2     Governments often move slowly. It was that case in the Canadian colonies. Plans were made for Canada's self-rule more than 100 years before they happened.
 
3     Splitting Quebec into Upper and Lower Canada in 1791 was one step. Reuniting the two provinces again in 1840, was another.
 
4     John A. Macdonald was elected the co-Premier of the new Province of Canada. He had a vision for what the people could do. He saw New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland as the perfect partners with his own province.
 
5     He invited the leaders of the other provinces to join him in talks about a possible union. The smaller Maritime provinces were skeptical at first.

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