Victorian Paragraphs Immigrants and Natives Living in Canada No matter where you lived, your social class always stayed the same, which was unfortunately the case for immigrants and first nation’s people in Canada. Immigrants coming to Canada were hoping for one of two things: their own land, and freedom of class. Most new immigrants to Canada were from Europe, but mainly Ireland and Scotland.
The living conditions were the same in Canada as they were in Europe. The poor stayed poor, and the rich stayed rich.When the Europeans came to Canada, the people and the Government pushed the first nations aside, and forced them to adjust to European ways. The government also tried to make the first nation’s rent out the good reserves to the new settlers. For the immigrants moving to Canada, there was virtually no change in their social standing, and unfortunately for the first-nations it was a huge step backwards as they had to give up all they had worked for.
? Victorian Attitudes and Values Victorian attitudes and values were modeled after that of Queen Victoria.Victorian people thought they were superior and overall better people than everyone else, thinking very highly of personal modesty. They were very proper in the way they cared themselves, and dressed. Women wore long dresses that covered the ankle’s, with high collar’s and apron’s. Men wore long black jackets with high stiff collars, hat’s, and ties. The way you dressed often represented your social status, which is why people of this era took the way you dressed and carried yourself so seriously. Science and MedicineThe discoveries of science and medicine during the Victorian era were very important, but none more important than Louis Pasteur’s discovery of the bacilli.
The bacilli was a tiny organism that caused many diseases, and sometimes death. Another major discovery was that of the germ. Before germs were discovered, doctors took no care in sterilizing tools or rooms while operating. This was not safe as germs and bacteria got in open cuts and wounds, and affected people quite negatively.
New medicines and technologies were also being found with the discoveries of Aspirin, antibiotics, x-rays, vitamins, and hormones.All thanks to these discoveries, healthcare took a huge step forward, and helped save more and more lives. Leisure and Travel During the Victorian era, people had more and more free time which meant new inventions and brand new ideas.
People began to see that you didn’t need to work all the time, which meant new inventions such as parlour games and leisure activities. Leisure activities in the city varied quite a bit to those of the country. In the cities, the events were much more family oriented, while the countries’ were more for adults.
City activities were centered on parties, concerts, fairs, circuses, and shows. Country activities were mostly quilting bees, weddings, dances, and barn raisings. Parlous games became highly popular as well as well as blood sports.
Transportation enhancements were also developed with all of the people’s free time. Old sail boats were replaced with new steam boats, and the invention of the steam locomotive got people from city to city quickly and efficiently. These inventions set the stage for more inventions which we still use in our everyday lives.