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  1837 in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British attempts to unite the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada lead to revolt.
Two separate rebellions, one in Upper and one in Lower Canada, fail to dislodge entrenched elites.
The leaders, William Lyon Mackenzie (Reformers) and Louis-Joseph Papineau (Patriotes), both escape to the U.S. Revolts in Upper and Lower Canada.
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J.H. Gowan was 47 in the 1901 Census of Canada, Province of Manitoba.
M.E. Gowan was 22 in the 1901 census of Canada, Province of Manitoba.
W.S. Gowan was 27 in the 1901 census of Canada, Province of Manitoba.
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 1838 in Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1837 in Canada, other events of 1838, 1839 in Canada and the list of 'years in Canada'.
Battle of the Windmill at Prescott, Upper Canada.
The population of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island is 1,282,000.
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 MHS Transactions: Rebellion in Upper Canada, 1837
Radicals, Revolutionists or Destructives was composed of all the American settlers and speculators in land, some of the more simple and ignorant of the older class of farmers, and the rabble of adventurers who poured in every year from the United States or from Britain, to evade the laws of their respective countries...
Much of the liberty Canada has enjoyed since 1840, and more of the wonderful progress she has made are due to the changes which the insurrection was the chief agent in producing.
It would appear that forms of political organization in Canada which have been thought of as growing out of the political experience of her population have actually represented an effort to hold in check the kind of political developments which that experience engendered.
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When the European explorers arrived, Canada was populated by a diverse range of Aboriginal peoples who, depending on the environment, lived nomadic or settled lifestyles, were hunters, fishers or farmers.
Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837 and 1838 prompted the British to join the two colonies, forming the united Province of Canada.
The Parliament of Canada has since passed a bill, on February 2, 1996, guaranteeing Canada 's 5 major regions that no constitutional change concerning them would be made without their unanimous consent.
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 Canada in the Making - Specific Events & Topics
After the passing of the Constitutional Act, 1791, Upper and Lower Canada were governed by an elected House of Assembly and a Legislative Council that was appointed.
In March 1837, the Russell Resolutions rejected all the major demands of the Patriotes.
The recommendation for a union of the Canadas was adopted in the Act of Union, 1840, which laid the foundation for the next wave of change resulting in Confederation in 1867.
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 Rebellions of 1837 and 1838 - From Colony to Country - Library and Archives Canada
The rebellion in Upper Canada is often associated with William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), a reformer, newspaper editor, mayor of Toronto and fiery orator who, for many years, waged a war of words on the ruling oligarchy in the province.
In 1837, having failed in his attempt to achieve reform by political means, Mackenzie rallied both moderates and radicals in an ill-conceived plan to overthrow the existing government.
As a consequence, twelve rebels in Lower Canada were hanged for their part in the rebellion, and when all the trials were completed in the fall of 1839, approximately 130 rebels were transported to the penal colony in Tasmania.
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 Canadian Embassy Belgrade | About Canada | History
When the European explorers arrived, Canada was populated by a diverse range of Aboriginal peoples who, depending on the environment, lived nomadic or settled lifestyles, were hunters, fishermen or farmers.
Canada has participated in the United Nations since its inception and is the only nation to have taken part in all of the UN's major peacekeeping operations.
The Parliament of Canada has since passed a bill, on February 2, 1996, guaranteeing Canada's 5 major regions that no constitutional change concerning them would be made without their unanimous consent.
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 A Brief History of Canada
The first use of "Canada" as an official name came in 1791 when the Province of Quebec was divided into the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada.
Canada's substantial role in World War I won it representation distinct from Britain in the League of Nations after the war.
Canada has participated in the United Nations since its inception and is the only nation to have taken part in almost all of the UN's major peacekeeping operations.
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 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 surviving flag is fragmentary, but is accompanied by a reconstruction, and according to the text alongside, which describes it as the flag of the short-lived 'Republic of Canada', the crescent moon represented the 'hunter's moon', symbol of the many semi-clandestine 'hunters clubs' in the area.
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The indigenous peoples say they have been in Canada as long as the landscape itself, and evidence of their presence dates from roughly 14,000 to 11,000 years ago, during the time when the land reappeared from under the great ice sheets that had covered most of the country during the Pleistocene Ice Age.
Canada rushed troops westward on the new railroad, and the Métis were overwhelmed at the battle of Batoche, May 12, 1885.
In Atlantic Canada, attempts at industrialization had failed to stop the economy's slide that began with the decline of shipbuilding, and the region was now relatively worse off than the rest of the country.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/GeogHist/histories/history/hiscountries/C/canada.html   (19947 words)

 HCO 5. C. Rebellion of 1837 - Upper Canada - Timeline
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.
Dec 11 1837 Niagara Ontario - Militiaman Thomas Runchey raises a corps of "Africans" out of the 400 fl residents of Niagara; a company of 50 men is in arms by December 15, under the command of James Sears.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1837   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar).
In the United States, financial crisis and economic depression begun by the Panic of 1837.
In the Canadas, William Lyon Mackenzie leads the Upper Canada Rebellion and Louis-Joseph Papineau leads the Lower Canada Rebellion.
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 Rebellion of 1837-39 in Canada (lower Canada)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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.
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 Rebellion Home Page
The Rebellion of 1837, also known as the Patriot War, involved Canadians and U.S. citizens at a time when Canada as we know it today was divided into Upper and Lower Canada.
Before 1837 there had been reform movements in both of the Canadas to correct common grievances against British Colonial administration.
In Upper Canada the movement evolved into a revolution in 1837 with an armed uprising in Toronto inspired by the radical journalist William Lyon Mackenzie.
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 Chronology of Events
In Upper Canada, Dr. Duncombe with a rousing speech launched open rebellion in the western half of the colony.
In Lower Canada the exiled rebels and their American supporters called themselves the Frères Chasseurs, and in Upper Canada they were called the Hunters' Lodges.
Battle of the Windmill: in Upper Canada, a serious invasion by the New York Hunters' Lodge is made at Prescott near Kingston.
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 Content Summary for Rebellions of 1837-38   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
May 23 1837 Montreal, Quebec - The Permanent Central Committee of the Patriotes passes a resolution demanding free trade with the United States; led by Louis-Joseph Papineau, the PCC asks for a boycott of all taxable British imports, as a way of starving the government of funds.
Nov 18 1837 - St-Charles, Quebec - Thomas Storrow Brown 1803-1888 named "General" of The Sons of Liberty (Les Fils de la Liberté) seizes the manor of seigneur Pierre-Dominique Debartzch, south of the village of Saint-Charles and establishes a camp with 100 rebels.
Nov 22 1837 Montreal Quebec - Charles Gore 1793-1869 leaves Montreal for Sorel on the steamboat Saint George with 500 men; his plan is to meet up with Wetherall at St-Charles, and move with a combined force of 2,000 Waterloo veterans against the Patriotes in the Richelieu Valley.
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 Upper Canada Rebellion 1837: The End
A lawyer at Brockville and represented Grenville in the House of Assembly, 1816-1828 and Leeds, 1836-1837.
He used to tell us often, in writing, not to be downcast; that he belived "Canada would yet be free"; that we were "contending in a good cause." He said he was not sorry for what he had done, and that "he would do so again." This was his mind until death.
LOUNT and MATTHEWS, two of the bravest of the Canada patriots, were executed this day, by order of Sir George Arthur, and at the urgent request of Chief Justice Robinson; Hagerman the Attorney General; and Sullivan, Baldwin, Elmsley, Allan and Draper, the Executive Council.
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 Scholastic Canada | Dear Canada - Make History Your Own
The Dear Canada series invites readers into the intimate worlds of girls throughout different times in Canadian history.
The ongoing series showcases Canada's most distinguished children's authors who recreate some of the most dramatic events from our diverse history.
After her father is jailed for taking part in the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion in Toronto, Arabella’s upper-class mother is unable to cope.
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 Canada in the Making - Constitutional History
At this time, ethnic tensions in Lower Canada between the French Canadian majority and the British minority (which was increasing rapidly through immigration) pushed opinions among French Canadians to greater extremes.
In Upper Canada, the situation was brought to a head when the governor, Sir Francis Bond Head, became actively involved in an election and helped the Tories (and by extension the Family Compact) to win.
Rebellions broke out in both Upper and Lower Canada in 1837, and again in Lower Canada in 1838.
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 Early Canada Historical Narratives -- THE CAROLINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It was not as a banker but as a commissioner that Lord Ashburton assisted with the settlement of an international incident involving Canada and the United States in 1842.
Following the abortive rebellion in Upper Canada in December 1837, William Lyon Mackenzie with a thousand pound reward on his head made for the border.
Ashburton was bitterly condemned for sacrificing the interests of Canada in the treaty in which the United States got seven twelfths of the contested territory and Canada five-twelfths.
www.uppercanadahistory.ca /tt/tt6.html   (2809 words)

 Parti libéral du Québec - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In the modern era, the Liberals have alternated in power with the Parti Québécois, a social democratic party that is based on the idea of independence of Quebec from Canada.
Honoré Mercier rode this wave of discontent to power in 1887, but was brought down by a scandal in 1891.
Relations soured between the Québec Liberal Party and the federal Liberal Party of Canada under Lesage, and particularly under Robert Bourassa.
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 WorldTravelGate.net® - Culture of Toronto, Canada.
This gas-lit Victorian row-house was the last home of Mackenzie and his family and features a fully-functional, re-created 19th-century printshop, much like the one he used to publish his famous newspapers.
Railway heritage advocates have lobbied for the creation of a railway museum to celebrate the importance of the railways to Toronto, and indeed, Canada.
The exhibition is a millennium project of the West Toronto Junction Historical Society, co-curated by Diana Fancher and Vincenzo Pietropaolo, funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Millennium Fund, the McLean Foundation, the Toronto Arts Council, and the City of Toronto Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Department, among others.
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 1837 @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Two decades after Galesburg was founded in 1837, the first Jewish settlers arrived, and the city has had an organized Jewish congregation since 1867.".
Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901)
January 26 - Michigan is the 26th state admitted to the United States of America.
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 Lower Canada Rebellion
Henri Julien's drawing depicting the execution of five leaders of the 1837 Lower Canada Rebellion inspired this painting.
Juxtaposed are impoverished children who were still trapped in the cycle of poverty and ignorance more than one hundred years later.
It is my effort to encourage thought about the long-term effects of social inequality within Canada.
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 CanadaInfoLink is everything you wanted to know about Canada and canadian information about provinces, provincial ...
Prince Edward was the fourth son of George III and the father of Queen Victoria.
Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Laura Ingersoll came to Upper Canada with her father in 1795 and settled in this area.
This plaque is one in a series erected throughout the province by the Archives of Ontario, on the advice of the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
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 Government of Canada - Rebellions; Alberta & Western Independence & Seperation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Truth is, exploitation of the west was the name of the game ever since Canada invaded the west in 1870.
1837's Lower Canada rebellion to obtain representative government 1837's Upper Canada rebellion to obtain representative government 1840's Red River Metis rebel against the Hudson's Bay Company's attempt to force a dictatorial Company government on the west.
For the Rest of Canada to receive the recognition due, the ONLY historical correct coures in Canada is to take a stand against the Central Canadian government.
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