Klausurnotizen - Canada

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Englisch - Canada Note on Klausurnotizen - Canada, created by christopher.ostr on 09/22/2013.
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Canada: An OverviewEconomy - natural resources are important- employed in the service sector- forestry/paper production, oil, gas, mining - sustainability/environmental impact- second largest country in terms of land area- ninth on the basis of its economy- ten (self-governing) provinces- consists of three territories- huge, thinly populated land mass - policy of encouraging immigration- 250.000 immigrants annually (alljährlich) from over 150 countries- ethnic diversity --> tolerance/mutual respect- bilingualism (The official Languages Act of 1969 --> equal status of English and French)- lack of racial tension- constitutional monarchy- bicameral parliament similar to the British system- head of state is the British monarch (Governor General)- head of government is the Prime Minister elected by Parliament15th century the first British and French explorers began arriving at the Atlantic coast of North America (1756-1763) Seven Years War --> French losts its North American colonies to Britain including the francophone province Quebec1776 Canadian provinces remained loyal --> British loyalists went to Canada (Declaration of Independence)1.Juli 1867 Canada became an independent state (Canada Day)Canadian Multiculturalism Act of 1988 underlines the importance of multiculturalismemphasis on sth. - very important pointhast striven - hat getstrebtgrant - gewährenindigenous - einheimsche to flee/ fled/fled the search for - die Suche nachto be proud of - stolz seindestinyguarantee ensurefair shareto be of economic importanceincrease - ansteigento form an identityto be distinct from other country ( Canadians try to be distinct from America)

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