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The North West Mounted Police 1. Why did the first commander of the North West Mounted Police make a harsh speech to his men before they left for the west? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2. What were some of the hardships he felt they might endure on the trip west? a.__________________________________ b.__________________________________ c.__________________________________ d.__________________________________ e.__________________________________ 3. What are 3 duties of a trumpeter? a.____________________________________________________ b____________________________________________________ c.____________________________________________________ The Great March 1. How many men were in the new police force? __________________ 2. Where did they leave from? ___________________________ 3. How long was the trip they were going on? _____________________ 4. The police force was split into two parts. One group went to ___________________________. The other group went to ____________________________. 5. Why did one group go to Fort Whoop-up? _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ 6. What do you think of the name for the fort, Whoop-up? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 7. Why do you think the fort got the name Whoop-up? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 8. What kinds of supplies did the new police force take with it? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 9. What are some hardships happened to the men as they traveled across the prairies? a. Some men became _________________________________________ b. Clouds of _________________________ c. Severe ___________________________ d. Horses grew ______________________________________________ 10 What happened to the whiskey traders when the new police arrived at Fort Whoop-up? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 10.Name 4 forts that were built by the new police force. a.__________________________________________________ b.__________________________________________________ c.__________________________________________________ d.__________________________________________________ 11.Tell me 5 amazing facts about Jerry Potts a.____________________________________________________ b.____________________________________________________ c.____________________________________________________ d.____________________________________________________ e.____________________________________________________ Establishing Law and Order 1. What was the North West Mounted Police’s first duties? a._________________________________________________________ b._________________________________________________________ 2. What were some of the other things that the North West Mounted Police did? a._________________________________________________________ b._________________________________________________________ c._________________________________________________________ d._________________________________________________________ e._________________________________________________________ f._________________________________________________________ g._________________________________________________________ 3. Tell me 5 amazing things about Sam Steele a.________________________________________________________ b.________________________________________________________ c.________________________________________________________ d.________________________________________________________ e.________________________________________________________ History of RCMP The North West Mounted Police was formed on May___, __________ The North West Mounted Police became the _____________________ in 1904. In 1920 the North West Mounted police merged with the ____________ To become the ______________________________________________. True and False ___1. The first commander of the North West Mounted Police was George French. ___2. On July 4th ,1874 the North West Mounted Police set off for the west. ___3. There were 300 new policemen in the new police force. ___4. The new police force was divided into 2 parts and went to different places in the west. ___5. One of the police forces went to Fort whoop Up. ___6. One of the police forces went to Fort Saskatchewan. ___7. The North West Mounted Police traveled about 1500 km. ___8. The trip west was a very easy trip for the new police force. ___9. The police were to stop the whiskey traders from selling whiskey at Fort Whoop-Up ___10. Jerry Potts was an enemy of the new police force. 2.
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