The Rebellions of 1837-1838

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The Rebellions of 1837-1838. Review-Constitutional Act -1791. After 1791. Before 1791. Review- The Constitutional Act - 1791. Upper Canada is the area where most of the Loyalists moved Along the Great Lakes The people who live there are mostly English and Protestant. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Rebellions of 1837-1838

The Rebellions of 1837-1838

Review-Constitutional Act -1791Before 1791After 17912Review- The Constitutional Act - 1791Upper Canada is the area where most of the Loyalists moved Along the Great LakesThe people who live there are mostly English and Protestant Review-The Constitutional Act - 1791Lower Canada is the area where most of the French Canadians live Close to the St. Lawrence RiverThe people who live there are mostly French and CatholicThere are English people in Montreal, Quebec City and the Eastern TownshipsGovernment after 1791The people in Lower Canada voted for people to represent themThese people worked in the ASSEMBLYThe ASSEMBLY created new lawsHowever, the Governor and his council could block the laws or he can make his ownThis was called the power of VETOGovernment after 1791The governor was friends with very rich English peopleHe made laws that helped them make moneyRich men that owned companies asked him to spend tax dollars that would help their companiesGovernment after 1791Regular people became very mad because the governor was not listening to what they wantedHe was also spending their tax money on things that did not help themA lawyer named Louis Joseph Papineau wanted to stand up to the governmentLouis Joseph PapineauLouis Joseph Papineau became the leader of a group of people who disagreed with the governmentThis group was called Les Patriotes

Les PatriotesLes Patriotes were regular people who worked hardThey felt like the government wasn't treating them fairlyLes Patriotes wrote a letter to the Government in England demanding fair treatment This letter was called the 92 Resolutions

Lord RussellA man named Lord Russell read the 92 ResolutionsHe ignored themHe wrote a letter to Les Patriotes explaining that things would stay the sameThis letter was called the Russell Resolutions

The RebellionsLes Patriotes were very upset Upset with the government and Lord RussellThey tried to be peacefulHowever, the Russell Resolutions they organized a rebellion in 1837

The RebellionsRegular men joined the rebellion farmers, doctors, blacksmiths, etc.There were several battles all over Lower CanadaThe rebellions lasted for 1 years

The largest battles were in:St-EustacheBeauharnoisOdeltownSt-DenisSt-CharlesChambly

End of the RebellionsThe British army in Lower Canada was too strong for Les PatriotesThe army defeated Les PatriotesThe British government captured several men who fought for Les PatriotesThe government executed 9 men to show Les Patriotes that this was serious

Call in Lord Durham!The British government wanted control over Lower CanadaThey called in a man named Lord DurhamThis man investigated why there were rebellions in Lower Canada

Call in Lord Durham!Lord Durham said these things:The French in Lower Canada were not as smart as the EnglishThey were only farmersThey should be assimilated!English people should control the government and economy ($$$)

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