Alexandria L.

Winnipeg , Manitoba

Red River Heritage Fair

200th Anniversary of the War of 1812: The Fight for Canada

My project is about the War of 1812. Two hundred years ago there was the War of 1812. It was the Canadians against the Americans. This is the war that no one won is what people call it.



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

Some of the most interesting things that I learned is that Canada wouldn't be Canada without our heroes. We would all be American, but no one won the war.

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

Some lessons that I learned is people should have the courage like Laura Secord. Going through enemy territory. And intelligent and brave like Sir Isaac Brock, Tecumseh, and Charles de Salaberry. You should follow these people in their footsteps.

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

My life is more peaceful and a little less harsh because there was a war and many American attempts to invade Upper and Lower Canada. Now Canada and the U.S. are best friends. They would never fight again.