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Alexander Mackenzie

  • Canadian statesman
  • Born January 28, 1822
  • Died April 17, 1892

Sir Alexander Mackenzie (or MacKenzie, Scottish Gaelic: Alasdair MacCoinnich; 1764 – 12 March 1820) was a Scottish explorer known for accomplishing the first east to west crossing of North America north of Mexico, which preceded the more famous Lewis and Clark Expedition by 12 years. His overland crossing of what is now Canada reached the Pacific Ocean in 1793. The Mackenzie River, the longest river system in Canada and the second longest in North America, is named after him.


I have always held those political opinions which point to the universal brotherhood of man, no matter in what rank of life he may have taken his origin.




Logic, sometimes has very little to do with political action.




We shall all respect the principles of each other and do nothing that would be regarded as an act of oppression to any portion of the people.




I am sure that in Canada the people appreciate this principle, and the general intelligence which prevails over that country is such that I am sure there is no danger of a reactionary policy ever finding a response in the hearts of any considerable number of our people.



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