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Sir John A Macdonald was born in Glasgow Scotland on January 10 1815 His fathers name was Hugh Macdonald and his mothers name was Helen Shaw His father had migrated to Glasgow from the town of Dornach His father was a very pleasant and easy going guy and he alwasys wanted to make everyhting better but he usually made things worst He was a man that had lots of friends he would talk a lot and drink too His mother came from Spey Vally His mother was a very smart girl she was like the opposite of his father His mother and father got married on 1811 and after 8 years they had 5 children the eldest child died and after John was the eldest In Glasgow his fathers business wansnt doing that good and he thought that if they would move to upper Canada they would have a better life there So finally in 1820 they sailed to upper Canada They arrived at Kingston in mid July and John was only five years old When he arrived his thought about Scotland just disapeard The Macdonald family decided to stay in Kingston Sir John A only went to school untill 1829 when he was only 15 His parents couldnt afford to send him to University He says that if had went to University he wouldnt have went into politics When he turned 15 Sir John A articled to a Kingston lawyer George Mackenzie so he was learining Law In 1832 Mackenzie opened a branch office where he put Macdonald in charge of it Later on he had taken over another law practice in Picton when his teacher George Mackenzie died of cholera in Kingston He died on August of 1834 The next summer Macdonald went back to Kingston and opened his own practice and he was admitted to the Bar in 1836 at the age of 21 His practice went well and in 1842 he
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