Canadian History for Kids: Mackenzie King

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Mackenzie King

Mackenzie King sworn in as Prime Minister, 1935 – October 23rd. Many consider him the greatest Prime Minister we have ever had. Many consider him the craziest! This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the life of Canada’s 10th Prime Minister. William Lyon Mackenzie King was born December 17, 1874 into a deeply Presbyterian household in Kitchener, Ontario. King remains the most well-educated of Canadian prime ministers. He studied at the University of Toronto, Chicago, Harvard, and the London School of Economics and held a doctorate in economics. His education also included social work in some of the worst slums in North America.

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Canadian History for Kids: Robert Borden

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Robert Borden

September 21, 1911, Sir Robert Borden wins a majority election for the conservative party. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the life of Canada’s 8th Prime Minister. Borden had the horrible luck of finding himself having to lead Canada through the Great War of 1914-18. The whole country and its economy stood still for the war, which is something that put a lot of pressure on Borden. It was good leadership by a good man.

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Canadian History for Kids: John A. Macdonald

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: John A. Macdonald

September 18, 1867, Sir John A., wins the First Dominion election. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the life of Canada’s 1st Prime Minister. He was charming, extremely witty and very passionate about our new country, Canada! That’s our John A! Our founding father. John A. Macdonald was born in Scotland; when he was a boy his family emigrated to Kingston, Upper Canada.

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Canadian History for Kids: Brian Mulroney

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Brian Mulroney

September 4, 1984, Brian Mulroney wins landslide victory against opponents Liberal John Turner and New Democrat Ed Broadbent. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the life of Canada’s 18th Prime Minister. Free Trade! Love it or hate, this will always be the legacy of Martin Brian Mulroney. He was born March 20, 1939 in the town of Baie-Comeau, Qu├ębec. He went to a private high school in New Brunswick before getting his B.A. at St. Francis Xavier University.

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Canadian History for Kids: Richard Bedford Bennett

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Richard Bedford Bennett

August 7th, 1930, R. B. Bennett asked to form government on resignation of Mackenzie King. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the life of Canada’s 11th Prime Minister. Richard Bedford Bennett was born on July 3, 1870 in Hopewell, New Brunswick. At age 23, Bennett graduated from Dalhousie Law School where he was known for his complex speeches and how rigid he was in matters of tobacco, alcohol, and fun.

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Canadian History for Kids: Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Sir Wilfrid Laurier

July 11th, 1896, Sir Wilfrid Laurier is sworn in as Canada’s 7th Prime Minister. This Canadian History for Kids, Sketches of Canada, looks at the life of Canada’s 7th Prime Minister. Sir Wilfrid Laurier had the longest unbroken term of office of any Canadian prime minister. He was Prime Minister of Canada for 15 years and a member of the House of Commons for 45 years. Sir Wilfrid Laurier was the first francophone Prime Minister of Canada, fluently bilingual, and spent much of his time in office trying to balance the interests of the French and English in Canada. Laurier was a moderate and known for his ability to compromise.

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