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  Upper Canada Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Upper Canada Rebellion was, along with the Lower Canada Rebellion in Lower Canada, a rebellion against the British colonial government in 1837 and 1838.
In Upper Canada, one of the most controversial issues in the early 19th century was the allocation of land.
After the War of 1812 the government of Upper Canada was run by the wealthy owners of most of this reserve land, known as the Family Compact.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Upper_Canada_Rebellion   (1037 words)

 The Bar Towel - Upper Canada Brewing Co.
Upper Canada beers are currently brewed by Sleeman Breweries, but readers of the Bar Towel should know the history and impact of the formerly independent Upper Canada Brewing Company, its principles and what it stood for, before it assumed its present form as a segment of Sleeman's portfolio.
Upper Canada Brewing was founded in 1985 by Frank Heaps, and during its existence in Toronto produced some of the finest beers in the city.
Upper Canada will be remembered as a brewery that made fine beers, gave great tours, pulled plenty of free samples, provided kegs to the public, and did its best to convince Torontonians to taste styles outside of the uninteresting mass-brewed beers they grew up with.
www.bartowel.com /breweries/uppercanada.phtml   (1362 words)

 MHS Transactions: Rebellion in Upper Canada, 1837
In one important respect, the rebellions were the final expression of that hatred of the rural communities for the commercialism of the St. Lawrence; and the defense of the constituted political authority was an exciting incident in the ceaseless effort to protect the interests of the Canadian commercial state.
He claims, "The real cause of the revolt, in which Mackenzie and his supporters had given their best, was a rebellion against the constitution by the ruling clique, a course of action in its essence worse than the consequent revolt against the Crown." [21] Thus, Guillet feels that the great majority were loyal in 1837.
Upper Canada was ripe for an agrarian revolt." [25]
www.mhs.mb.ca /docs/transactions/3/rebellion1837.shtml   (3630 words)

 Thomas Talbot (Upper Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He emigrated to Canada in 1791, where he became personal secretary to John Graves Simcoe, lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada.
In 1800 he received a grant of 5,000 acres (20 km²) near what is now Port Talbot, and eventually was given responsibility for settling 65,000 acres (263 km²) of land on the north shore of Lake Erie, today's counties of Elgin, Essex, Haldimand, Kent, Middlesex and Norfolk.
Talbot's abuse of power was a contributing factor in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Thomas_Talbot_(Upper_Canada)   (299 words)

 Religion in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Canada has a wide mix of religions it has no official religion and for religious pluralism is an important part Canada's political culture.
Canada remains a country in which the British Monarch is head of state.
In the early nineteenth century in the and Upper Canada the Anglican Church held same official position it did in Great This caused tension within English Canada as of the populace were not Anglican.
www.freeglossary.com /Religion_in_Canada   (1676 words)

 Upper Canada. Executive Council
Upper Canada, the predecessor of modern day Ontario, came into existence when the British Parliament passed the Constitutional Act of 1791, dividing the old province of Quebec into Lower Canada in the east, and Upper Canada in the west, along the present Ontario-Quebec border.
The Rebellion of 1837 was the catalyst that led to the end of the short history of the province of Upper Canada.
This fonds consists of microfilm of RG 1, E3 which is described in the Public Archives of Canada inventory as a series of loose miscellaneous records which provide the documentation and background for many of the cases referred to the Executive Council of Upper Canada.
www.trentu.ca /library/archives/76-015.htm   (887 words)

 1837 Rebellions, The - Charlottetown Conference of 1864   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
There were a number of rebellions in both Upper and Lower Canada in 1837.
The British sent in troops to quell the disturbances, and despite brave resistance, the movement was crushed.
The radical arm of the Reform Movement in Upper Canada led the rebellion.
collections.ic.gc.ca /charlottetown/glossary/rebellion.html   (341 words)

 Rebellion of 1837-39 in Canada (upper Canada)
Kevin Harrington, president of ACV/CFA, informed me at NAVA 32 that it is a wide-spread mistake that the Upper Canada Reformist flag is all blue, coming from the fact that the flag kept in a museum is ripped and some people wrongly assumed that the lower half of the flag was all blue.
In Upper Canada, at least, it was the Radicals and not the Reformers who were behind the violence in 1837, and they never amounted to more than about a thousand people within a population of about a half-million.
The rebellion flag on display in Fort Malden, Amherstburg, is rather different; this is a vertical blue-white-red tricolour, with two white stars and a white crescent moon arranged vertically in the blue stripe.
flagspot.net /flags/ca-1837u.html   (1001 words)

 Civilization.ca - Media
James FitzGibbon served with distinction in the War of 1812 and the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada.
By 1837, he was Acting Adjutant-General of Militia and led the government army against William Lyon Mackenzie's reformers at Montgomery's Tavern.
Although lesser known, his role in the 1837 Rebellion — where radical reformers were threatening Upper Canada’s stability — did shape the country we know today.
www.warmuseum.ca /media/show_pr_e.asp?ID=394   (367 words)

 Rebellion of 1837-39 in Canada (lower Canada)
I was under the impression, though, that the French of Lower Canada used a horizontal tricoleur of green-white-red with a yellow star in the upper hoist on the green stripe in the early 1800s, and that the Parti Patriote simply adopted it without changes.
This is probably not the flag of the Upper Canada reformists, unless someone can confirm that their two stars were for the two colonies of Upper and Lower Canada...
To the depictions of flags of the 1830s rebellion in Quebec, commonly depicted were the images of five minutemen, holding rifles across their right shoulder, facing outward on the white stripe.
flagspot.net /flags/ca-1837l.html   (560 words)

The colonial government of Upper Canada at the time of the rebellions was a corrupt establishment controlled by a handful of rich families.
In Upper Canada, the ruling elite were known as "the Family Compact".
In Upper Canada the exiled rebels and their American supporters were called the Hunters' Lodges.
canadian-republic.freeservers.com /rebuppercan.html   (694 words)

 HCO 5. C. Rebellion of 1837 - Upper Canada - Timeline
Prelude and Aftermath to the Rebellion in Upper Canada 1836-1839
Dec 02 1837 Toronto Ontario - John Rolph advances date of the Upper Canada coup to December 4, causes confusion among the rebels; a late convert to Mackenzie's Rebellion, Rolph is later forced to flee to the US.
Dec 08 1837 Brantford Ontario - Dr. Charles Duncombe with a rousing speech launches open rebellion in the western half of Upper Canada; gathers a force of rebels at Scotland Township and Oakland (Malcolm's Mills) on the road to Dundas, southwest of Brantford; the force will reach 500 to 600 in number by Dec. 13.
www.ottres.ca /hconline/chapters/5/5timeline.html   (3717 words)

 Juno Beach Centre - W.L. Mackenzie King
Leader of the Liberal Party from 1919 to 1948, Prime Minister of Canada from 1921 to 1926, from 1926 to 1930, and from 1935 to 1948.
The son of a lawyer, King was the grandson, on his mother’s side, of William Lyon Mackenzie, one of the leaders of the 1837 rebellion in Upper Canada.
He preserved Canada’s territorial security and was instrumental as a negotiator in bringing together the two major Allied powers, the USA and Great Britain.
www.junobeach.org /e/3/can-pep-can-king-ep.htm   (880 words)

 Departmental History
In 1927, Canada's first diplomatic mission was opened in Washington, after the precedent had been set by the Irish Free State.
He quickly repudiated the remarks of Canada's acting delegate to the League Assembly, Walter Riddell, and claimed that Riddell had exceeded his authority by suggesting the League impose oil sanctions on Italy.
Faced with the starkest of alternatives, Canada and the United States moved toward military alliance with the creation of the Permanent Joint Board on Defence at Ogdensburg in July 1940.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /department/history/King-en.asp   (1569 words)

 Upper Canada Mackenzie Rebellion 1837
Canadian journalist William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), strongly advocating a republican form of government for Upper Canada (Ontario), called for the overthrow of the British-dominated ruling clique, the Family Compact.
After Canadians loyal to the Upper Canada government crossed the river and burned the US steamer Caroline, which had been carrying supplies to the Mackenzie's rebels, Mackenzie abandoned Navy Island and fled to the United States, where he was imprisoned for 11 months for violating the neutrality laws.
Later, under a proclaimed general amnesty, he returned to Canada in 1849.
www.onwar.com /aced/data/charlie/canada1837b.htm   (247 words)

 U of T Magazine -- Spring 2002
Strachan had come to Upper Canada from Scotland as a teacher, later switching from the Presbyterian Church of Scotland to become a minister of the Church of England and, eventually, the bishop of Toronto.
A report by the Upper Canada Executive Committee in 1798 recommended that a university be established in the town of York and that half the education endowment be used for that purpose.
The ceremony, on April 23, 1842, began with a procession from the preparatory school, Upper Canada College, at the corner of King and Simcoe streets, to the King's College gates at the corner of the present Queen Street and University Avenue.
www.magazine.utoronto.ca /02spring/f02.htm   (3443 words)

 The Wixsons of Upper Canada: Rebellion
On December 4, 1837, armed with pitch forks and rifles, they marched south to destroy the Don Bridge, cutting off government reinforcements from Scarborough, and then execute a coup in Toronto.
Though he was never charged for his part in 1837, Mathews died in a public execution the next spring.
In 1840, Queen Victoria pronounced Upper and Lower Canada to be one Province of Canada.
www1.xe.net /~mbone/webtree/wixson/rebellion.htm   (713 words)

 HCO 5.C. Rebellion Events in Upper Canada
On Jun 19 the second session of the thirteenth Parliament of Upper Canada, opens, and William Lyon Mackenzie and friends found the Committee of Vigilance of Upper Canada; to form a provisional revolutionary government for Upper Canada.
In Toronto, rebel leader John Rolph advances the date of the Upper Canada coup to December 4, which causes confusion among the rebels; a late convert to Mackenzie's Rebellion, Rolph is later forced to flee to the US.
William Lyon Mackenzie - A Proclamation for a Provisional Government for the State of Upper Canada, to be established on Navy Island, (Buffalo, N.Y.) Dec 13 (i.e.
www.ottres.ca /hconline/chapters/5/5upper.html   (1099 words)

 The Net Net: Upper Canada Rebellion Ale
Upper Canada Rebellion Ale is, says its label, "extra premium," and "microbrewed," in fact, "[b]rewed to the highest standards in the world to satisfy the most discriminating beer connoisseurs." Three barley malts, imported hops (Cascade hops, from the exotic United States), and Canadian spring water: such statements, especially about the water, threaten a bad beer.
The courage of the rebels of Upper Canada in 1837 is, the label goes on, the inspiration for this beer.
The historical appeal bodes ill, but unsettling customers in the United States with their own historical ignorance is a good sign indeed.
www.thenetnet.com /reviews/rebel.html   (422 words)

 Mackenzie King-Biography-First Among Equals
Yet Mackenzie King led Canada for a total of twenty-two years, through half the Depression and all of the Second World War.
His father was a lawyer and his maternal grandfather was William Lyon Mackenzie, leader of the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada.
In 1919, King was elected leader of the Liberal party in the first leadership convention held in Canada.
www.collectionscanada.ca /primeministers/h4-3256-e.html   (808 words)

 Secure in Conscious Worth: Susanna Moodie and the Rebellion of 1837
During the period of the Rebellion in Upper Canada in late 1837 and early 1838, Susanna Moodie, writing from her backwoods home in Douro township, entered the conflict on the government side with her poetic calls to loyal men to quell the rebel forces.
Such poems, in Susanna's case, were characterized by apostrophes to abstract ideals which she associated with British history and tradition, such as liberty, freedom, courage, or to emblems of those ideals such as the wreath, the flag, the crown.
The rebellion gives her cause to assert that she possesses no "guilty soul," but is a "child of Britain" still.
www.uwo.ca /english/canadianpoetry/cpjrn/vol18/ballstadt.htm   (3233 words)

 The Wixsons of Upper Canada: after rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
All three were banished from Canada for taking part in the Rebellion of 1837.
It is recorded in previous research on the Wixsons of Upper Canada by Wixom and Widdison (1966), that most of the families, including Joseph and Joshua themselves, returned to America, and settled in Sanilac County, Michigan.
Joshua is said to have moved to a farm near the town of Lexington shortly after he had repaid the debt levied decades earlier -- the debt from which he fled to Canada in 1804.
www1.xe.net /~mbone/webtree/wixson/wixson1840.htm   (259 words)

 CANADIAN HISTORY NEWS - CANADA'S PAST IN PERSPECTIVE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, February 9, 1865
The Pierre Berton Award was first established in 1994 and has grown to become the country's top honour to recognize exemplary efforts in popular media to bring Canada's storied past to life.
Canadian Multiculturalism Day was proclaimed on November 13, 2002, to be held on June 27, every year, in the context of Celebrate Canada.
northernblue.ca /cblog/index.php?/archives/...   (1521 words)

 Untitled Document
His father a lawyer, and his grandfather William Lyon Mackenzie, to whom he was very close to was the leader of the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada.
As King lead Canada through the Second World War, he helped Canada contribute in vast amounts to the Allies war effort with food supplies, financial aid, the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, ships, aircraft, tanks and over a million Canadian troop.
With King’s outstanding friendship with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States President Roosevelt it is no wonder it was a cornerstone of the Allied effort.
www3.sympatico.ca /cdnmagz/ww2/bio-king.htm   (552 words)

 Parti libéral du Canada (Québec)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Canada's Prime Ministers, 1867 - 1994: Biographies and Anecdotes.
Yet King led Canada for twenty-two years, through half the Depression and the whole of the Second World War.
This website is the property of the Liberal Party of Canada (Québec) and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without express written permission.
www.qc.liberal.ca /en/histoire/pml07.aspx   (1117 words)

 Conflict & Change
Descriptions of the events about the Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada.
Description of the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada.
Outlines the developments in Lower Canada prior to the up-risings of 1837-38.
www.edselect.com /conflict.htm   (100 words)

 Links to 1837 Rebellion Sites
Rebellion History in Lower and Upper Canada, Family Compact, and Links to French sites.
Colin Read (author of The Rising in Western Upper Canada, 1837-8: The Duncombe Revolt and After.
Colin Duquemin (author of Niagara Rebels: The Niagara Frontier in the Upper Canada Rebellion 1837-1838)
www.1837rebellion.net /linksto1837rebel.html   (177 words)

 The Bay of Quinte Schooner: Milestones
The Frontenac is built at Bath and becomes the first steamship on the Great Lakes.
King William IV is dead; Queen Victoria ascends the throne.
The Church of St. Alban the Martyr erected as memorial.
www.qschooner.com /milestones.html   (134 words)

 EssayLib.com :: free essays : Biographies : Mackenzie King" The Greatest Prime Minister of Canada
The Greatest Prime Minister of Canada was William Lyon Mackenzie King.
As a Prime Minister of Canada I feel that it is a great task to make our country a better place to live and also a well-reserved environment.
There are now 20 Prime Ministers of Canada and it is with great honor that I say with my research that has been accomplished that William Lyon Mackenzie King is by far the greatest Prime Minister of Canada.
www.essaylib.com /library/essay/101312.html   (1083 words)

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