Document Type

Honors Thesis

Publication Date

Summer 7-10-2014

Course Name

HST 297


Drew McCoy


Using the Canadian Government’s War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration campaign as a springboard this thesis will explore the events and effects of the War of 1812 on Canada by focusing on three of this campaign’s main assertions. These three areas are the Canadian population’s role in the defense of Upper Canada during the conflict, the role of Native Americans in the conflict and its long term effects on them as a group, and finally the War’s effects on the development of Canadian nationalism and nationhood. On these three topic areas this thesis seeks to accomplish three things. First, it will present the bicentennial’s message to the Canadian people. Second, it will then compare this message to the findings of notable secondary sources. Third and finally, it will present my own interpretation and reading of the primary sources.

Did the research upon which this submission is based involve human subjects/participants?


If yes, did the research receive Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval?