Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Alexia Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Fair address: South Shore Regional School Board

Project: The Battle of Quebec, a battle that shaped a nation.

My project is about the battle of Quebec 1759. It was an important battle during the seven-year war. It was a war between the British and the French at Quebec City, which only lasted less than an hour, but resulted in changes that shaped Canada into what it is today both culturally and politically.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting I learned about the topic was probably how short the Battle was and how it had a big impact on our history.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Following the battle the British allowed the French religious freedom in Quebec City, recognizing the Catholic Church and bringing back the French form of civil law. This was resented by the American colonies and partly helped bring about the American revolution. It also ensured that Canada remained loyal to the crown during the American Revolution.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

After Quebec surrendered the British allowed religious freedom and recognized the Catholic Church but made the citizens swear allegiance to the British King George II. We Canadians today still enjoy freedom of religion and as part of the commonwealth still swear alliance to the British monarchy. The first years under British rule was peaceful in Quebec City and we still enjoy this today in Canada.

  • Liz Hatt

    Very well done!
    21/06/2019 5:11:46 PM

  • Anna Potter

    Well done!
    21/06/2019 2:19:47 PM

  • Helen Nicholson

    Well done, clear voice,informative
    14/06/2019 2:27:56 PM

  • William Wee

    Well done Alexia!!! Clear and well explained. Met your dad in recent PGH conference in Malaysia. Keep it Up!
    14/06/2019 12:03:23 AM

  • William Wee

    Well done Alexia!!! Clear and well explained. Met your Dad in recent PGH Conference in Malaysia. Keep it up!!!
    13/06/2019 11:39:23 PM

  • Kang Ammy

    Very well written and explained. Thank you sharing. Keep up the good work
    13/06/2019 9:43:39 PM

  • Chin Ean

    So informative and helpful. Great presentation Alexia!
    13/06/2019 8:16:27 PM

  • Eddie

    WTG Alexia
    13/06/2019 6:39:52 PM

  • Pamela McClelland

    Great presentation! Very well done!
    12/06/2019 8:01:48 PM

  • Natalie Ruebeling

    Well done Alexia! It is interesting to learn more about that battle and our Canadian history from that time - I can tell you enjoyed doing the project - I wish we could have had some of the modern tools you usedto make your project come alive. Excellent!
    12/06/2019 6:32:18 PM

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Breanne

Vancouver, British Columbia

Alexia

Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Catherine

Inkerman, Nouveau-Brunswick

Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.