Lower Canada Rebellion

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  • The Causes for the Rebellion of 1837-1838 Essay

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    The Causes for the Rebellion of 1837-1838 The rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada were in the interests of self-government but were doomed to failure from their beginning. Each of these two colonies encountered a great deal of problems right from the institution of the Constitution Act of 1791 and the problems continually got worse until the only choice to some seem to be rebellion. There were several problems that lead to the rebellions of 1837-38. In Lower Canada there was the agricultural

  • George Etienne Cartier 's Legacy And Contributions

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    good a topic as anything else, so personally I didn’t care about the topic. But as I put more research into the topic I came to realize just how important George Etienne Cartier was to Canada. Not just in his efforts towards Confederation but also the work he put into preserving French culture and identity in Canada to railway development. Of course this isn’t as exciting as many other topics, but without George Cartier’s legacy and contributions we would most likely not be where we are today. In

  • Why Did I Choose George Etienne Cartier

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    but I did find that one of George’s brothers also went into law and was a partner of Georges during the time he practiced law(Bonenfant). As you can tell probably tell from the name, George Etienne Cartier came from French background and lived in Lower Canada which was mainly French, he came from a relatively wealthy family of grain exporters and millers(Sweeny). Which possibly influenced his views towards Confederation after the repeal of the Corn Laws, but that’s a subject for later, when we understand

  • Government in Upper and Lower Canada

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    and Lower Canada was created because of the incompetent way the government managed the country, a lack of representation in the government, a lack of understanding of the colonist's in Upper and Lower Canada, and discrimination towards the French in Lower Canada. Numerous colonists arrived to Upper and Lower Canada to begin a new life with a proper government however, the government in Canada did not satisfy their needs. Firstly, the unskilled way the government ran Upper and Lower Canada upset

  • Teenage Rebellion Research Paper

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    The Similarities and Differences of the Causes of the Rebellion in Upper and Lower Canada The causes of the Rebellions of 1837 in Upper and Lower Canada have similarities and differences. For example, both Upper and Lower Canada had problems with their government, not having a representative or responsible one. They also both had a group, the Family Compact in Upper Canada and the Chateau Clique in Lower Canada, that had a lot of money and power. Another similarity is that they both had a document

  • Cause and Effect: The Canadian Rebellions of 1837 and 1838.

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    The research in this proposal primarily focuses on the rebellions that took place in both upper and Lower Canada during 1838. The time line of this proposal will include events prior to the actual rebellions as they are significant to the understanding of the causes of these uprisings. In 1837 and 1838, insurrections against the British colonial government arose in Lower and Upper Canada. Moderates hoped to reform the political system, while radicals yearned for a restructuring of both administration

  • American Rebellion Research Paper

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    The Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada all began from the way their province was being ruled by the British. The Lower Canada rebels wanted the farming industry of the French Population to be more noticeable and less about business interest. Moreover, the reality is that the British are trying to take away the French culture and language in lower Canada. The French rebels believe that the “Château Clique” should not be controlled by the British. The leader of the Rebellions in the Lower Canada was

  • Canadian Rebellions

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    List some of the impacts of the rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada There are many lasting impacts of the rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada that are even present today 200 years later. First is that Canada has a democratic government. During the rebellions, Canadians could elect representatives but the representatives had very little power. The government didn’t care about the thoughts of the common person. Today the people cast votes for the Prime Minister instead of it already being decided

  • What Is The New Idea Of The Message Of Freedom In North America

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    British colonial government. Originating in modern-day Quebec, (then called Lower Canada) this independence movement was sparked by a rebellion against the Crown by the “Parti patriote”, or Patriote Party and their followers from 1837 to 1838. The rebellion however was put down by the British faily quicky, leaving the Patriotes to find new means of spreading their message of freedom. Swanton is a

  • Social Studies Rebellion Essay

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    interests, lives changed forever. This is a rebellion. You’re willing to fight the authorities to be heard. Armed rebellion is only justifiable if nothing else works. The Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada, Red River Rebellion, and Northwest Rebellion are all part of Canadian history. They show us that people can go against the government which usually results in a large loss of life, but more importantly change. The Rebellion of Upper and Lower Canada mainly occurred because of land issues, government

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