Tuesday, March 10, 2009
What We Learned in Social Studies by Justine
In social studies we learned lots of interesting and important information. We learned about the war between New France and Great Britain in 1759. It was an important battle. General James Wolf and his troops defeated Marquis de Montcalm and his troops. Both, Marquis de Montcalm and James Wolf died in the battle. It only last 30 minutes. We also learned about the Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies. There were two sides to the battle. One of them were the Rebels. The Rebels wanted independence because they thought the taxes were too expensive and that the king did not let them choose and express themselves enough. The other side of the battle was the Loyalist. They did not want independence. They wanted the protection of the British army. The Loyalist also thought it was reasonable to pay the taxes. The taxes were to pay the British army. This led to a war and the Rebels won. This is why the Thirteen Colonies are now called the United States of America. After the war, Loyalist settled near Lake Ontario and Lake Erie until 1791. In 1791, the province of Quebec got divided in two: Upper and Lower Canada. The Francophones were settled in Lower Canada and Anglophones settled in Upper Canada. The Ottawa River served as border between Upper and Lower Canada. We learned much more but it would take me trillions of pages to write it.