Equality and Classical Liberalism Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Equality and Classical Liberalism
An analysis of the conceptions of equality and classical liberalism in John A. Macdonald's "Speech on the Quebec Resolutions".
# 136049 | 1,500 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Canadian Studies (History, Culture)


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The paper looks at how John A. Macdonald, in his "Speech on the Quebec Resolutions", presents a vision of Canada on the eve of Confederation. The paper relates that this speech accompanied his submission to the Legislative Assembly of Canada in February 1865 of a resolution regarding a negotiated "scheme for the Confederation of all British North American Provinces" (Macdonald 47). The paper focuses on one of the most important concepts in his speech, equality, and argues the thesis that we can only fully understand Macdonald's conception of equality in his speech in the context of nineteenth century Canadian liberalism. The paper argues that the key values of this classical liberalism inform Macdonald's political thinking and how he defines equality in the early Canadian Confederation.

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"John A. Macdonald, in his "Speech on the Quebec Resolutions", presents a vision of Canada on the eve of Confederation. This speech accompanied his submission to the Legislative Assembly of Canada in February 1865 of a resolution regarding a negotiated "scheme for the Confederation of all British North American Provinces" (Macdonald 47). While Macdonald's wide-ranging speech touched upon a number of interesting aspects of the political order of the country about to take shape, this essay will focus..."

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