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Jot Notes  Slavery Slavery is where people owned others  They controlled where they live and what they do Most slaves were black They use them to their advantage They would use them to do hard labour They were forced to do work for no pay But they did get food and a place to sleep They were also forced to to other things like: Fur traders, miners, fisherman and sailors If they were skilled enough they might also work as Blacksmiths or carpenters Also used for farming They were sold in newspapers and public auctions After the owner passed the “slave” would; Be passed down in generations or put on their will Canadian slaves were faced with brutal treatment They were subjects to whippings, jailtime and even public hangings To avoid slaves fled to ‘free teretorries’ to find freedom Things like this still happen like human trafficking One of the evilest crimes Now illegal Slavery was legal in canada Slavery abolishment ended most slavery in 1833 Two thirds of the slaves in new france were indigenous The average age of slaves in canada were 14 years old 57 % were girls or young women Many slaves in canada died young Because of supplies dying out 60.6% of slaves worked in urban centres They had a better life than others in southern colonies After slaves were freed continued to work Some were less fortunate and were homeless The homeless were forced to beg and steal The story of indigenous slavery has been largely overshadowed by black slaved   Battle of Stoney creek Took place June 6 1813 During the war of 1812  Ended  In 1812 US declared war on the British They invaded upper canada Background: US won the  battle of fort george British retreated  The Americans were slow to pursue The British left their campsite at 11:30 pm They were led silently to stoney creek A sentry post of Americans were captured or killed The attack started around 2:00 am A confused battle came next You could not tell friend from enemy It was fought near now called Stoney Creek, Ontario The British commander was Brigadier General (military rank) John Vincent American leader general Henry Dearborn First Canadian railway The first true railway opened on July 21 1836 It was backed by John Molson and other montreal merchants From la prairie on the saint lawrence river  To st johns on the Richelieu river  John Molson financed the construction Construction started in 1835 The rails were 14 cm wide pine timbers They were joined by iron plates and bolts Iron straps were then spiked to the upper surface The train was a wood burning Dorchester It was built in newcastle Thee train could reach speeds up to 48km/h The railway was extended to new york in 1851 And also extended to st lambert quebec in 1852 In 1857 it combined with the montreal and new york railroad Railways played a essential role in the process of indusrialization Creating demand for resources and technology The development of steam-powered railways revolutionized transportation