Student Handout #6: The Chosen Ones – A History of Selective Immigration. Anyone help?? Social Homework?

Question by bdinney22: Student Handout #6: The Chosen Ones – A History of Selective Immigration. Anyone help?? Social Homework?
k so we have to do this handout for social above is the name of the handout. i will paste the work sheet followed by the questions help asap would be appreciated 🙂

With the exception of the First Nations, everyone in Canada is either an immigrant or descended from immigrants. But how did all these people, from so many different countries, end up living here? What criteria did they have to meet in order to gain entry? The truth may explode some long-cherished myths about Canada’s immigration history.

As late as 1910, those wishing to move to Canada were subjected to a ranking system based on racial origin and how well immigration experts thought they could adapt to life in this country. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the Department of Immigration discarded these racial criteria and adopted a more tolerant attitude towards ethnic minorities. But in order to take a comprehensive look at Canada’s immigration policy, we have to go back another 300 years.

In 1660, immigrant settlement in Canada was mainly restricted to villages scattered along the St. Lawrence River. Most inhabitants were traders, merchants and soldiers and the area was nominally controlled by the French Crown. For years, the colony languished. French authorities considered it a backwater. Some said its only claim to worthiness was the quality of the furs in the region. But this changed when France’s arch-enemy, England, fixed her imperialistic eye on the New World. France knew the key to retaining the colony was to populate it.

To bolster the predominantly male population along the St. Lawrence, beginning in 1665, more than 700 French women were imported into the colony. Many were impoverished and their expenses were paid by the Crown, which led them to be known as les filles du roi, daughters of the King. This novel approach had the desired effect as the population grew.

Then, from 1665 to 1760, another 8,000 immigrants settled in Canada. Nearly all were single men and many didn’t care for what they encountered. For every one that remained, two returned to Europe. Canada’s early immigration policy was obviously flawed.

For more than a century, with the notable exception of les filles du roi, authorities encouraged male immigration. Single men could be transported cheaply, with many working aboard the ships to defray the price of passage. It was rationalized that, without families to encumber them, these men would travel the colony searching for work and settling where they liked. Married men, especially those with children, were considered inappropriate immigrants. It was believed they would abandon the colony rather than subject their loved ones to privation. This attitude changed in the 1750s when Britain tried to colonize Nova Scotia with loyal Protestants. It was hoped these staunch Englishmen would counterbalance the Catholic population in Quebec.

It is estimated that 2,500 Protestants came to the area between 1750 and 1780. But of the single males in this group, fully two-thirds disappeared from colonial records. They did not settle in Nova Scotia. They either slipped away to the United States or joined the army. As colonists, they were a total loss. However, among the married men, only one-third did not settle permanently. The British government was quick to realize it got much better value out of families, even though single men were cheaper to settle. This shift in thinking influenced Canadian immigration policy for nearly 50 years. As one historian put it, “families were channels for information and assistance, and an important source of support in adjusting to life in a new location.” A prime example occurred around 1815, when a group of Irish immigrants settled in Upper Canada.

Once the original group was here, they began writing letters home. They extolled life in Canada as compared to the conditions they left in Ireland. As a consequence, more family members immigrated and so did friends and neighbours. This became known as chain immigration and was quickly acknowledged to be a more effective colonization tool than the random importation of single males. Canada’s immigration policy was maturing.

For 200 years the primary reason for people coming to this country was the fact that they could get free land. All that changed at the beginning of the 20th century. Labour-seeking immigrants began to outnumber land-seeking settlers. This was amply demonstrated when the railroad was being constructed through the interior of British Columbia. Thousands of Chinese workers came to Canada hoping to earn wages unheard of in their homeland. They were here strictly to earn money, not to take up homesteads. They represented not only a drastic shift in the trend of immigration, but also a dramatic change in the way officials viewed those seeking access to this country.

The attitude adopted toward the Chinese was: if they wanted into Canada to work that was fine, but only male labourers would be allowed to immigr
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I really only know about current things to do with immigration to Canada. I’m not really sure if that will help or not. If it will, just reply to this, and I will message with the stuff I know.

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Does anyone think that it’s wrong to “Take him for everything he has” during a divorce?

Question by Sweetpea has two boys: Does anyone think that it’s wrong to “Take him for everything he has” during a divorce?
I’ve noticed a lot of people in divorces, women especially, just rape their husbands with alimony, child support, everything they can get, leaving the man with just a cardboard box of torn photographs and 2,000 buck a month to hand over to woman who doesn’t love him anymore. Does anyone else think this is wrong? I mean, yeah, he needs to help with the kids, but, geez, the divorcee has to live to!
Also, I’m not the one getting divorced. My father in law is. and she’s trying to screw him/.

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Answer by LeeH
Yes I agree.
Except when the torn photographs that he’s left holding are pornographic shots of all the other women he was screwing during the marriage. He should have thought about that when he was taking those..

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Does anyone know of good books or magazines for single parents?

Question by grapesgum: Does anyone know of good books or magazines for single parents?
I am looking for gifts for some of my friends who are single (as in never married) parents. All of the books that I have found address divorce and custody issues which are not relavent to their parenting situation.

I tried a subscription to a popular parenting magazine for one friend. The feed back that I got from her was that it was a waste of money for her. She made comments like each issue is full of irrelevant articles for her because they focus on the husband-wife relationship. In the course of her 2-year subscription, there was not a single article about single parenting. I was so embarassed that I had insulted her in this way.

I have tried looking at the newstands and searched on the net but have found nothing. Help please??

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Answer by Granny
Most people close a blind eye to single Mothers. A parent is a parent, go to your local bookstore and see want they have, I’m sure you’ll find what your looking for.But for the most part she can use your support and encouragement more.

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Does anyone know this old Irish folk song?

Question by romance@short notice.: Does anyone know this old Irish folk song?
I can’t for the life of me remember the name of this song.

My mom sings it all the time. It’s an old song about an Irish man coming home to his village, and the whole idea is that everyone who lives there comes to greet him. The major thing is that yuo’re supposed to rattle off all these rhyming surnames as part of the song, but I can’t remember a single one of them.

I need some meds to fix my memory problem haha. But in the meantime, does anyone know what I’m talking about?

Thank you!

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Answer by shelby
is it this one??

a great day for the irish

Oh, I woke me up this morning and I heard a joyful song
From the throats of happy Irishmen, a hundred thousand strong
Sure it was the Hibernian Brigade
Lining up for to start the big parade
So I fetched me Sunday bonnet and the flag I love so well
And I bought meself a shamrock just to wear in me lapel
Don’t you know that today’s March seventeen?
It’s the day for the wearing of the green………..
It’s a great day for the Irish, it’s a great day for fair
The side-walks of New York are thick with Blarney
For shure you’d think New York was Old Killarney
Begosh and begorragh, every Irish son and daughter
Every good old Irish name and their relation
They come from Tipperary, Donegal and County Kerry,
They are all here to join the celebration……….
There’s Connolly and Donnelly, Ryan, O’Brien,
McLoughlin and Lynch, Pat Flannigan, McFadden, McPhearson and Finch
Hogan and Logan, Fitzpatrick, O’Bannigan, Danny O’Doole and Seamus O’Tool!
(note the Garland version includes a fast paced additional litany of names at this point)

It’s a great day for the Shamrock, for the flags in full array
We’re feeling so inspirish, shure because for all the Irish
It’s a great, great day…..
It’s a great day for the Irish, it’s a great day for fair
Begosh, there’s not a cop to stop a raiding
Begorrah all the cops are out parading
It’s a great day for the Shamrock, for the flags in full array
And as we go a-swinging, every Irish heart is singing
It’s a great, great day……..

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Anyone have any Victoria’s Secret Online Discount codes that are active as of March 20, 2008?

Question by toothlessjenn: Anyone have any Victoria’s Secret Online Discount codes that are active as of March 20, 2008?
I would like any Victoria’s Secret discount codes that are active right now as of March 20, 2008. The expiration dates would also be great.

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Answer by Brown Eyes
Do you search online for ‘victoria secrets online coupon codes’. I always find codes to whatever online purchase I’m about to make and I shop online often.

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Does anyone know how I to contact divorced women’s rights groups?

Question by Rhonda C: Does anyone know how I to contact divorced women’s rights groups?
My divorce and custody were handled very poorly by a judge in MO who very obviously supports father’s rights. He is also a member of “the good ole’ boys” club and treated me with very little respect. I am looking for help to remind him that just because I don’t have a penis is no reason to discount my judgement and ability to care for my daughter.

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Answer by mack C
I dunno… having a penis DOES seem to add alot of credibility…

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Does anyone here know of some good dating websites for local singles?

Question by neosho_wildcat_graduate_2007: Does anyone here know of some good dating websites for local singles?
I am trying to find all the local FREE DATING websites that I can get hitched into and hopefully find my one and only true love. I have been on other sites such as Zoosk, Spark.com, OkCupid, and a few others that I cannot seem to name off the top of my head. None have seemed to be working for me and I need to know what there is that I may be doing wrong. Can someone help me please??? Thanks.

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Answer by Aja
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