For many years the Mounties have been known far and wide as a symbol of Canada, but they are not just that, they are much more.
The main purpose of the Mounties at first was to keep order. American whiskey traders roamed throughout the prairies freely until the time of the Mounties. They settled the conflict during the Red River Rebellion and other famous events as well.
The natives were dissatisfied with the promises the government had said because they didn’t stick to their word about allowing the natives more land, but the Mounties stepped in and settled the conflict. Trying to keep the promises the government had said but of course they couldn’t fix everything, there were still ...view middle of the document...
They chose to wear a red coat because the Indians respected it because the British also did and they respected the British quite allot. And the problems between the Americans and the Indians where up quickly.
Woman being allowed to become Mounties was a significant time for woman throughout Canada allowing them more rights and the ability to do as men had done since 1873.
In now-a-day times about 20% of Mounties are woman, but Canada aims to boost that up to 30% by 2025.
The Mounties affect Canada in many ways, some of the things they do police men and other law enforcement are not designated to do. Like protecting the queen and working undercover. In 2012 the Mounties guarded the queen for a day at Buckingham Palace UK taking the place of the Household cavalry. The Mounties were chosen to do this by Queen Elizabeth Herself! Referring to them as her “Beloved Mounties.” one of the things said to be different for the Mounties is that they were not allowed to smile when on duty. Now this is a special event because Mounties usually only protect the queen and her representatives when they come to Canada.
The Mounties came about on August 30th, but the idea was first proposed on May 23rd.
Although the Mounties were formed in 1873, they were not called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police until 1920. They were also mostly dedicated to keeping law and peace, waking up early and working all day, it was a very tough life.
The Yukon is one of the most well known times you will hear about the Mounties.
They were there keeping order and peace from beginning to end. When the American tried to get through the rough Canadian rapids by them selves the Mounties forced them to be accompanied by a skilled sailor to keep them safe whether they liked it or...