History Exam 2016

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Nobility means

Members of the highest class of society.

Conservative means

Preferring what is safe and familiar rather than wanting change and risk

Political deadlock means

A situation in which progress cannot be made because the parties involved do not agree.

Intercolonial trade was

A plan for the British North American colonies to trade with each other on a regular basis.

Colonial preference means

A country trades mostly with its colonies, usually with a free trade system.

The Corn Laws were

British laws that controlled the export and import of grain (in Britain, cereal grains were called corn.

Reciprocity was

An exchange of goods between countries, with no tariffs (taxes) being charged.

The Grand Trunk Railway was

A major railroad system in British North America in the 1850’s.

To exploit means

To take advntage of someone/something for one’s own benefit.

The Fenians were

A group of Irish Americans who wanted to free Ireland from Britain by invading British North America

Manifest Destiny means

The belief that the U.S. should take over all of North America.

Equal representation means

Each region receives the same number of elected representatives.

Representation by population means

The number of elected representatives depends on teh size of the region’s population.

A referendum is

a national vote on a government action.

A riding is

An area represented by an elected official

The Great Coalition was

A group of elected officials from different parts of British North America who agreed to work with each other.

Confederation means

The joining of provinces and territories to create Canada.

The Quebec Resolutions were

A list of agreements that created two levels of government and guaranteed French rights in Canada.

The British North America Act, 1867 was

A British law that made Canada an independent nation.

Rupert’s Land was

A vast area of land in the north and west of Canada, owned by the HBC