Did The War of 1812 Really “Make” Canada?

by Nick Thornton
There’s been a lot of time and money spent by Ottawa and the Harper government (trademark) this year to convince you that the War of 1812 is the most relevant thing to Canadian national identity since maple syrup and social unrest. But did this 200-year-old war actually make Canada into a country? I did a little digging and decided to give you my breakdown of the War of 1812 in 7 minutes… go!

Unboring Learning is a website I made to demystify the arts and humanities and to spark interest in some topics that can be pretty dry. You should totally go play on it and learn something.

Nick is a 4th year History major at UBC, as well as the CEO (and sole employee) of Unboring Learning.com, a free online learning site. His 5th grade report card said: "Nick is a conscientious student but distracts his classmates." You can follow him on Twitter: @unboringlearn

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Nick is a 4th year History major at UBC, as well as the CEO (and sole employee) of Unboring Learning.com, a free online learning site. His 5th grade report card said: "Nick is a conscientious student but distracts his classmates." You can follow him on Twitter: @unboringlearn

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