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  Alexander Mackenzie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexander Mackenzie, PC (January 28, 1822 – April 17, 1892), a building contractor and writer, was the second Prime Minister of Canada from November 7, 1873 to October 8, 1878.
Mackenzie married Helen Neil (1826-1852) in 1845 and with her had three children, with only one girl surviving infancy.
Mackenzie formed a government and then asked the Governor General to call an election for January 1874.
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 Alexander MacKenzie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alexander MacKenzie painted by Thomas Lawrence (c.1800), courtesy National Gallery of Canada.
MacKenzie was born in Stornoway on the isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland.
He was knighted for his efforts in 1802, and served in the legislature of Lower Canada from 1804 to 1808.
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 Alexander Mackenzie - MSN Encarta
Mackenzie was born in 1822, in Logierait, Scotland, the third son of a building contractor.
It is true that Mackenzie was extremely loyal to his mentors, Brown and Blake, but he showed far greater loyalty to his political ideals and to his faith in honest government, gradual reform, and free trade.
The finance minister seemed ready to agree, but during a visit to Scotland in the summer of 1875, Mackenzie declared that the principles of free trade were “the principles of civilization.” When he returned to Canada, there was no mention of a higher tariff in the budget of 1876.
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 The Alexander Mackenzie Voyageur Route: Alexander MacKenzie
Alexander Mackenzie was born at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland in 1764.
Mackenzie, realising that his navigation and mapping skills were inadequate, completed another two years in the fur trade and then returned to England in the fall of 1791 for further schooling in astronomy and cartography.
Mackenzie returned to Grand Portage in 1794 and was commended for his efforts, although the route he followed and recorded did little to contribute to the business of the Northwest Company.
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 Alexander Mackenzie - Uncyclopedia
Alexander Mackenzie was the first King of Canada and Quebec, and the Father of his Country.
Alexander Mackenzie was born on June 5, 1832, in Moosengoosengeesen, Inuvik, Canada.
Alexander knew he must follow in the footsteps of the radically liberal, godless, anarchist American patriots and one day defeat King Jonathan, the cruel Canadian monarch.
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 Mackenzie, Alexander
Mackenzie was elected to the House of Commons, and subsequently to the Ontario legislature in 1867.
Macdonald's party defeated Mackenzie's in the 1878 elections, which were fought on the issue of the NATIONAL POLICY proposed by the Tories.
Mackenzie remained leader of his party for only 2 more years when failing health or a threatened party revolt led him to step down in favour of Edward BLAKE.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mackenzie lost the suit, had to meet court costs and a £20 award, and, because of the financial pressure, was forced to close the newspaper.
Mackenzie properly claimed that the electorate of the province was fully able to judge the case and that it was a matter of provincial concern.
Mackenzie was aware of these trends, and either willingly or under direct pressure he announced his resignation as leader to the commons in the early hours of 29 April.
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 Alberta: How the West was Young - Fur Trade and Mission History - Alexander Mackenzie
Alexander Mackenzie was born at Stornoway, Scotland, in 1764, to parents Kenneth and Isabella.
Alexander was schooled in Montreal for a brief period, before being lured away to a life in the fur trade, joining Gregory, Macleod and Company.
Alexander Mackenzie subsequently left the Northwest in 1794, spending the remainder of his life engaged in various activities, none too-far removed from the fur trade.
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 Alexander Mackenzie - Mapping the Northwest - 18th Century - Pathfinders and Passageways   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alexander Mackenzie, the first explorer to cross North America, was born in Scotland in 1764.
Mackenzie, located by Gregory, MacLeod in just this region, found himself in the right place at the right time, with the Montreal merchants ready to invest in finding a commercial route to the sea -- which was now known to be in the west, thanks to Captain James Cook.
Mackenzie then went back up the Fraser to the West Road River, crossed the valley of the same name, reached the Mackenzie Pass at 6 000 feet of altitude and entered the deep gorge of the Bella Coola.
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 Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie - LoveToKnow 1911
SIR ALEXANDER CAMPBELL MACKENZIE (1847-), British composer, son of an eminent Edinburgh violinist and conductor, was born on the 22nd of August 1847.
On the advice of a member of Gung'l's band who had taken up his residence in Edinburgh, Mackenzie was sent for his musical education to Sondershausen, where he entered the conservatorium under Ulrich and Stein, remaining there from 1857 to 1861, when he entered the ducal orchestra as a violinist.
The most important compositions of this period of Mackenzie's life were the Quartette in E flat for piano and strings, Op.
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 Significant Scots - Alexander MacKenzie
Mackenzie not only followed the American Peter Pond to Lake Athabasca, he also based his route to the Pacific on Pond’s prediction that a river led from the Great Slave Lake to the Pacific Ocean.
Mackenzie’s claim that he traveled on a path that was only “eight hundred and seventeen paces in length over a ridge of 3000 ft. elevation” and his report that the mountains to the south were of even lower elevation, convinced Jefferson of the feasibility of an American expedition across the continent.
MACKENZIE, SIR ALEXANDER – In the list of those adventurers who have explored the wild recesses of North America, and acted as the pioneers of Anglo-Saxon civilization, the name of Sir Alexander Mackenzie occupies a place inferior to none.
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 Alexander Mackenzie: Scottish Composer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His father, Alexander Mackenzie (1819-57), was the principal violinist and leader of the band at the Theatre Royal in Edinburgh, and was keen for his eldest son to follow in his footsteps.
Mackenzie notes that Joachim was in the process of going through a divorce which may have pre-occupied him, but the violinist procrastinated a remarkably long time before delivering his decision.
Mackenzie’s uncomplicated structure gives the movement a conciseness and lack of discursiveness that may have appealed more directly to the extrovert Sarasate than to the cerebral Joachim, possibly explaining the latter’s lack of affinity with the work.
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 BookRags: Alexander Mackenzie Biography
Alexander Mackenzie, born in Stornoway, Scotland, in 1763, the only son and oldest child of Kenneth and Isabella Mackenzie, immigrated with his family to America.
Mackenzie himself had the bravery, persistence, keenness of observation, inventiveness, wariness, and diplomacy of Odysseus; in addition, he was honest; he also avoided violence, never firing a hostile shot in all his journeys among Indians.
Mackenzie's Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; in the Years 1789 and 1793 is essentially his own, a slight reworking of the journals of his two explorations.
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 Biography: Alexander Mackenzie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mackenzie became a partner in the NWC and in 1788 was put in charge of the Athabasca region.
Mackenzie set out from Fort Chipewyan in early summer of 1789 with a team of voyageurs, their wives, and a native guide.
Mackenzie was knighted by King George III in England in 1802.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Alexander began working full-time at age 13, during his father’s last year; he was apprenticed as a stonemason at 16 and began work as a journeyman less than four years later.
There was a strong move to Alexander, whose activity as a census taker and as a member of Port Sarnia’s fire brigade, temperance society, Dialectic Society, and school board had broadened his knowledge of the community and enhanced his reputation.
Mackenzie saw the appointment of George Brown as Canadian plenipotentiary, for the negotiations on reciprocity with the United States in 1874, as a necessary step in achieving optimal results.
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 Alexander Mackenzie
By 1852, Mackenzie was the editor of the Reform newspaper, The Lambton Shield, and through it, became friends with the party leader, George Brown.
Mackenzie was first elected as a Reform member to the Provincial Assembly in 1861.
Mackenzie gave up the leadership of the Liberals in 1880, but remained in Parliament until hid death in 1892.
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Alexander was born 1845 in Nova Scotia, the son of John MacKenzie and Margaret Fraser, and died 1945.
Alexander A. MacKenzie (Alexander, Alexander) was born 22 March 1850 in P.E.I., and died 04 December 1902.
Alexander and Deborah are interred in the Murray River Cemetery.
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 John Amatt's Global Adventures - Alexander Mackenzie Expedition Concept & Route Map
Alexander Mackenzie was born In 1764 in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis of the west coast of Scotland.
Alexander Mackenzie left the newly built Fort Chipewyan and embarked in a birch bark canoe with four French-Canadian voyageurs.
Mackenzie was the first man to cross the North American continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean North of Mexico, a feat he achieved some 13 years before the larger government supported expedition of Lewis and Clark in the United States.
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 Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail
Alexander Mackenzie, who was born in Scotland in 1764, worked in the fur trade business for the North West Company, and by the year 1779 he was in command of the Athabasca country.
Mackenzie made Fort Chipewyan on the shores of Lake Athabasca the base for exploring a water route to the Pacific.
The Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail was designated as a heritage trail under the Heritage Conservation Act and as a forest recreation trail under the Forest Act, in 1987.
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 Mackenzie, Sir Alexander - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MACKENZIE, SIR ALEXANDER [Mackenzie, Sir Alexander] 1764?-1820, Canadian fur trader and explorer, b.
Given (1788) supervision of the important Athabasca fur district, Mackenzie set out (1789) from his headquarters at Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca on the first of his two noted trips of exploration.
Mackenzie was elected in 1805 to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada, but he soon returned (1808) to Scotland, where he lived the rest of his life.
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 eBay - alexander mackenzie, Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Prophecies of the Brahan Seer; Alexander MacKenzie
Prophecies Of The Brehan Seer by Alexander Mackenzie
Alexander Mackenzie and the North West by Roy Daniel...
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 Empire of the Bay: Alexander Mackenzie
Sir Alexander Mackenzie was a Scot who grew to become a Canadian hero.
Mackenzie became the first European north of Mexico to reach the Pacific ocean on an overland route, beating, as well, the American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark who arrived at the coast in 1805.
In 1802, Mackenzie was knighted by King George III, and recognized as leader of the first expedition to cross the North American continent from the Atlantic to Pacific north of Mexico.
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 Explorers of Canada, Part XXV: Sir Alexander Mackenzie
Alexander Mackenzie may bring up two ideas when said to Canadian historians.
This second Alexander Mackenzie (although first in terms of historical chronology) was born in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in the year 1764.
Mackenzie, realising he wasn't quite good enough for such an operation, gave up his dream of finding the Northwest Passage just yet and eventually returned to England for more cources in astronomy and cartography.
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 Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
MacKenzie was the first white man to view the western seas from the shores of northwest America, preceding the more widely known Lewis and Clark expedition by more than 12 years.
MacKenzie's rock, on the north shore of Dean Channel, is marked with a cairn and preserved in Sir Alexander MacKenzie Provincial Park.
Thousands of years before MacKenzie came to the area it was the home of the Bella Coola and Chilcotin Indians who depended on the abundance of salmon in the rivers for their livelihood.
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 Great Canadian Explorers: Sir Alexander MacKenzie
This book is about Mackenzie's search for a Northwest Passage, and the link from Canada to Russia, Japan and Cathay.
Often forgotten in Canadian and American history, Mackenzie's life as told by this author is a re-examination of the importance of exploration, and of fur traders' contribution to discoveries.
Mackenzie was knighted for his achievements, and he developed various commercial designs for Canadian trade to China, some of which involved American shipping and financial interests.
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 Alexander Mackenzie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie was widely recognized as the greatest Scottish composer of his day.
In 1879 he went to Florence and devoted himself to composition, until 1888 when he was appointed principal of the Royal Academy of Music, a post he held until 1924.
Mackenzie's only association with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company was a composer and first night conductor of His Majesty, a two-act comic opera written by F. Burnand, R. Lehmann, and Adrian Ross, and produced at the Savoy on February 20, 1897.
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 Alexander MacKenzie
Sir Alexander Campbell MacKenzie was born in Edinburgh on August 22, 1847.
361), MacKenzie was, and had been since February 1888, the principal of the Royal Academy of Music located in London on Tenterden Street W. In the same issue at page 384 are these mentions: RE: The Philharmonic Society.
MacKenzie died in London on April 28, 1935.
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 Amazon.com: First Crossing: Alexander Mackenzie, His Expedition Across North America, and the Opening of the Continent: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Scottish-born Alexander Mackenzie's (1763-1830) journal of his travels across North America was published in 1801 as Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Laurence Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in the Years 1789 and 1793.
The author begins this engrossing account with a brief history of Alexander Mackenzie's early years in the Canadian fur trade, then he focuses on the explorer's navigation of what came to be called the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean in 1789, and his expedition by boat and overland to the Pacific Ocean in 1793.
Mackenzie's journals describe the hardships, dangers, weather, food, and the indigenous population and their villages.
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