Americans often seem to know very little about our gentle neighbor to the North. This class will seek to remedy that. For background, the first few class sessions will study a bit of Canadian history beginning with the arrival of European traders and colonists. (Of course, Canada was home to indigenous peoples for thousands of years but in the interest of time we will start our study with the arrival of Europeans.) Why did Europeans come to Canada? Why didn’t Canada join the American Revolution and break with England? How did she develop from the original 4 provinces to the current 10 provinces? In the last few sessions of the class, we will bring our story forward and study modern day Canada. She has some of the same issues as the United States but seems to handle them more successfully-immigration policy, health care, etc. Why is this?