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Canadian Settlement West

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  • The settlement of the Canadian West was much driven by the Canadian government, beginning in the early 1900's. The push began with a series of dynamic advertisement campaigns promoting the unity of Canada through the settlement of the West. The focus of the campaigns is centralized around the promising future of Canadian soil.
  • Family life is a significant component of the advertisements for the Canadian West. The E package centralizes the role of women and families of Canada. It demonstrates the promise of the happiness a peaceful, quiet life will bring. The rich pictures weave beautiful images of peaceful families reaping the wealth of the land. As seen prominently in packages E, F, and P, Canada is shown to hold great joy for families, big or small. Moreover, the promotion has gone to countries outside of Great Britian, and these countries included Ireland, Germany, Scandinavia, and France, shown to be the main feature in packages C, I, and J. As shown in packages A and B, much of the campaign ads attracting settlers were targeted towards americans, even using the americans to provoke eastern Canadian to migrate towards the west(A3)
  • Secondly, the Canadian government promoted the settlement of the West as a rich business opportunity. As seen in package J, especially in (that photo with the rich british people and the glorious Canada),

(um someone else finish this one, i dont liek it lol remeber 12$ to ride train from US, 15 for ship from britian, 3rd class)

  • Perhaps the most prominently featured facet of Western Canada is the land. Statements such as "free homesteads" can be found on many posters, and many more proclaim "160 acres of free land", availible for all males over the age of 18. Statements such as these would attract many families from overseas, especially those in poor living conditions. Like slums.

Final Cut

The settlement of the Canadian West was heavily driven by the Canadian government, beginning in the early 1900's. The push began with a series of dynamic advertising campaigns promoting the unity of Canada through the settlement of the West. The focus of the campaigns was centralized around the promising future of Canadian soil.

Family life was a significant component of the advertisements for the Canadian West. The posters of Package E centralized the role of women and families of Canada. It demonstrated the promise of the happiness a peaceful, quiet life will bring. The rich pictures weave beautiful images of peaceful families reaping the wealth of the land. As seen prominently in packages E, F, and P, Canada is shown to hold great joy for families, big or small. As shown in packages A and B, much of the campaign ads attracting settlers were targeted towards Americans. In package P, pictures of successful families are depicted. Surprisingly, each family appears to be of unique origin. These pictures would suggest to any viewer that no matter were they came from and what they did, they could be successful in the prairies.

A widely promoted facet of Western Canada was the land. "Free homesteads" and "160 acres of free land", often with emphasis on the "free", were common slogans that found their way onto the posters enticing the settlers to the west. Simple, to-the-point, and effective, these posters effectively captured the hearts of soon to be settlers. Any individual passing by these posters would be instantly drawn to the dream of raising a family on a sea of grassy plains, with fertile soil, ample grazing land and expansive blue skies. Uncle Sam, making a surprise debut on a Canadian poster, agreed that even Americans, masters of prospect, were moving into the Canadian west: so why shouldn't Canadians? Not only did these posters tap the hearts of North Americans, but also found their way into other countries. Scandinavia, Britain and Germany were some of the other countries that were targeted by the Canadian government, as shown in the I package. Especially in England, where factory work barely supplied the income needed to support a family, promises of a new life abroad were sure to make an impact. These strong suggestions of ownership and better living standards became strong motivating forces that breathed life into the prairies, a chance to begin life anew. As seen in the J Package, numerous other posters advertise the abundant business opportunites that Canada offers. Thus, this enticing appeal to the middle and upper class citizens around Europe attracts not only the opportunity to immigrate to Canada for the rich land, but also the fresh opportunities for making money. As a direct result of this campaign, numerous ads were sent around Europe looking to hire lower-class domestic servants as well. Due to the low cost required to enter canada, and the economic gains received, Americans benifitted most from the exchange.

Canada has long been described as the world's last natural haven. Boasting fresh water, clean air, oil, and countless other priceless natural resources, Canadians enjoy some of the best living standards on the planet. However, due to the low cost required to enter canada, and the economic gains received, Americans benifitted most from the exchange. Nonetheless, another one of Canada's assets have always been its diverse cultural mosaic. Thanks to the campain ads of times gone by, Canadians and immigrants stand united for the future of the Canadian west.

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