Alexander MacKenzie was the second Prime Minister of Canada – leading the country from 1873 to 1878. A stonemason turned politician, his time in office came after Sir John A’s government’s scandal with the railroad building.
There was financial hardship during Mr. MacKenzie’s leadership, and the still-new country struggled to find its footing and unity.
During his time as Prime Minister, Alexander Mackenzie introduced the secret ballot and started the Supreme Court, among other acheivements.
Finding substantial information on this Prime Minister turned out to be a bit of a challenge. Although he made significant contribution to our history – he held office smack in the middle of two rounds of leadership by the charismatic and reknowned Sir John A MacDonald. Plus there was another famous Alexander MacKenzie within Canada – an explorer who travelled from one side to the other of the country.
About his life:
The Prime Ministers of Canada: Alexander MacKenzie –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life.
Alexander MacKenzie – The Canadian Encyclopedia
Biography of Alexander MacKenzie – a detailed and lengthy biography of Mr. MacKenzie’s life from childhood to death.
Alexander MacKenzie – from ThoughtCo.- bullet points of his life and contributions to Canada’s betterment while Prime Minister.
Alexander MacKenzie – The National Film Board presents a PDF brochure summary of Mr. MacKenzie’s life, including some photos.
Library Call Number – 971.05
Colouring Page – from Crayola