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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.
The rebellions precipitated a royal commission, which was convened to investigate the factional strife in the Canadas.
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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  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 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.
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 Lower Canada Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Lower Canada Rebellion is the name given to the armed conflict between the rebels of Lower Canada (now Quebec) and the British colonial power of that province.
The rebellion of the Patriotes Canadiens of Lower Canada is often seen as the example of what might have happened to the United States of America if the American Revolutionary War had failed.
Following the military defeat of the Patriotes, Lower Canada was merged with Upper Canada under the Union Act and the Canadiens became a minority in the new political entity.
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 Upper Canada
Upper Canada, the predecessor of modern ONTARIO, came into existence when the British Parliament passed the CONSTITUTIONAL ACT, 1791, dividing the old PROVINCE OF QUEBEC into LOWER CANADA in the E and Upper Canada in the W along the present-day Ontario-Québec BOUNDARY.
Reformer William Lyon MACKENZIE sometimes wanted Upper Canada to be a kind of Jeffersonian dream and envisaged a province composed of yeomen-farmers wedded to the soil, firmly patriotic and ready to become British-American minutemen.
For battered post-rebellion Upper Canada the impetus for real political change could only come from Westminster, although it might be accelerated by advocates in the province, as was later shown by the brief but powerful government of Robert Baldwin and Louis LAFONTAINE.
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 Upper Canada
Upper Canada was created in 1791 by the terms of the Constitutional Act.
Upper Canada was the area of present-day southern Ontario, along the "upper" section of the St Lawrence River.
Upper Canada became Canada East in the Province of Canada.
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 MHS Transactions: Rebellion in Upper Canada, 1837
The rebellion was popular in that it represented majority opinion in the province, yet it was a minority action because it was violent and hostile to the British connection.
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.
Upper Canada was ripe for an agrarian revolt." [25]
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 Upper Canada Rebellion
The government of Upper Canada was run by wealthy landowners known as the Family Compact.
William Lyon Mackenzie was one of the more radical reformers in Upper Canada; most reformers, such as Robert Baldwin, did not agree with Mackenzie's calls for republican government.
When the Patriotes Rebellion broke out in the fall of 1837, Sir Francis Bond Head sent the British troops stationed in Toronto to help suppress it.
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 Canada in the Making - Glossary
Canada's most famous charter company is Hudson's Bay Company, which in 1670 was given a monopoly on the fur trade in the vast area making up the watershed of the Hudson's Bay.
In Canada, where education is controlled by each province (and not the federal government) denominational schools have existed in a variety of forms in almost all provinces.
For example, people who had assisted the army during the 1837 and 1838 rebellions, or had suffered damage because of the army's actions, were repaid and protected by law from lawsuits that might arise from their actions to help the army.
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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 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.
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 Upper Canada People
Governor-general of Canada (as Marquis of Lorne), 1878-1883.
Educated at Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto; studied law and called to the oar, 1853; made Q C., 1867; Bencher of the Iaw Society, 1871.
In 1879 consecrated bishop of Montreal; in 1901 archbishop; and in 1904 primate of all Canada.
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 Upper Canada - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Upper Canada
Historic province, the forerunner of modern Ontario, created in 1791 from the western half of the Province of Québec, including lands west of the Ottawa River and south of Rupert's Land.
Only sparsely populated before the American Revolution, the region that was to become Upper Canada soon became home to many Loyalists fleeing north after the colonial forces triumphed.
In 1840, following rebellions both in Upper Canada (against oligarchy) and in Lower Canada (against domination by English speakers), Upper Canada became Canada West, part of the United Province of Canada (1841–67), predecessor of the Dominion of Canada.
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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.
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 The History of Canada and Canadians Mackenzie and Papineau Rebel
This was especially true in Upper Canada, where large numbers of newcomers were attracted by low-cost land grants.
As affairs in Upper Canada moved toward a climax, an equally serious crisis was building in Lower Canada.
Largely because the radicals interpreted this as persecution of their leader, open rebellion followed in several centers.
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 Upper Canada Rebellion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
With the regular troops gone Mackenzie and his followers seized a Toronto armoury, and organized an armed march down Yonge Street, beginning at on December 4, 1837.
Mackenzie, Duncombe, and 200 supporters fled to Navy Island in the Niagara River, where they declared themselves the Republic of Canada on December 13.
"Rebellion in Upper Canada, 1837" by J. Edgar Rea [1] (http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/transactions/3/rebellion1837.shtml)
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 The Wixsons of Upper Canada: Rebellion
Randal claimed he attended a public meeting the week before the march where Mackenzie explained that action was required to protect Upper Canada from the rebillious French in Lower Canada.
It was said that the actions of the Lord Durham, temporary Governor General after the rebellion, saved many rebels from execution.
In 1840, Queen Victoria pronounced Upper and Lower Canada to be one Province of Canada.
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 Upper Canada: 1791--1854.
For example, he thought of Upper Canada as a future staple producing region, and he proposed, based on the practice of Virginia's tobacco growers, that paper money be issued on the security of wheat in storage, and redeemed when the wheat was sold in Britain.
From 10,000 in 1784, the population of Upper Canada expanded to 71,000 in 1806, 237,000 in 1831, 952,000 in 1851 and 1,396,000 in 1861.
Agrarian interests in the Canadas alleged that the Bank of Montreal and the Bank of Upper Canada were captive to merchant interests aligned with the un-elected colonial elites; and rapid multiplication of Canadian banks, before 1837, reflected the desire of all interests to have their own captive banks.
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 History of Canada
Canada is the world’s second largest country with a land area of 9,970,610 km2 and a population of around 32 million.
The history of Canada is drenched with centuries-old dominance by the French and British colonialists.
The Dominion of Canada was born on July 1, 1867, with the passing of the British North America Act by the British Parliament.
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 When Orange and Green United
Alexander Macdonell, a Scottish immigrant to Canada became the first Roman Catholic bishop in Upper Canada and could be called the midwife of that denomination in the province of Ontario for he nurtured it and helped it grow into a strong united force.
As Grand Master of the Orange Order in Canada he did not like the Family Compact any more than Bishop Macdonell but during the rebellion of 1837 gave his vote to that group for they were more loyal to the British connection than the Reformers and were certainly not interested in forming a Republic.
Outside of the Family Compact there were three men who guided the Loyalist cause of Upper Canada from 1836 to 1839; Egerton Ryerson for the Methodists, Bishop Macdonell for the Roman Catholics, and Ogle Gowan for the Orangemen.
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 HCO 5.C. Rebellion Events in Upper Canada
In Lower Canada, Louis-Joseph Papineau advocates boycotting imports from Great Britain and engaging in smuggling; Governor Gosford responds with a proclamation against the holding of assemblies.
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.
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 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.
I've also tried Upper Canada's lager: very different but of similar quality.
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 Concordia University Art History Theses Abstracts On-line   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The focus of this study is in the geographical region in southern Ontario, Canada that encompasses Essex, Kent and Lambton Counties, and which until 1853 was known as the Western District of Upper Canada.
As many of the artists producing work in Canada at the time were British military personnel, the training received would have been topographical in nature, heavily stained with precepts of the Picturesque tradition.
The actual landscape of Canada often did not lend itself readily to translation within these precepts, however, and as a result there arises a question of fidelity to the view as it actually is (was), and how it was depicted.
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 ipedia.com: Patriotes Rebellion Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Patriotes Rebellion is the name given to the armed conflict between the rebels of French Canada and the British colonial power in Lower Canada (now Quebec).
The rebellion of the Patriotes Canadiens of Lower Canada is often seen as the example of what could have happened to America if the American Revolutionary War had failed.
The rebellion is commemorated in Quebec by a public holiday, the Journée nationale des patriotes, celebrated on the same day that Canada celebrates Victoria Day.
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 William Lyon Mackenzie   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He was born near Dundee, Scotland, and settled in Canada in 1820.
Elected in 1828, he was expelled from the Upper Canada (now Ontario) legislature for publishing attacks on the government in his paper the Colonial Advocate.
Embittered by the defeat of his Reform Party in 1836, Mackenzie became an advocate of open rebellion (there are some serious questions on how that "free" elections were conducted).
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 Book Review
The history of Upper Canada is not simply a thing of the past, but a vibrant backdrop to the present, which has given the people their identity and their roots.
He was born in Connecticut and moved to Upper Canada at the age of twentynine.
This is a chronicle of the forming and subsequent history of Doric Lodge #424 GRC, A. F and A. M of Canada in the Province of Ontario.
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 Allan MacNab   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1826 he became a lawyer and moved Hamilton Ontario where he represented the city in legislative assembly of Upper Canada.
As a member of the legislature opposed the reform movement in Upper Canada by William Lyon Mackenzie.
When Mackenzie led the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837 MacNab part of the British militia that moved against Mackenzie at Tavern in Toronto on December 7 dispersing Mackenzie's rebels in less than hour.
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 Welcome to Quebec, Canada
Québec is the largest province in Canada geographically, and the second most populous, after Ontario, with a population of 7,568,640 (Statistics Canada, January 2005).
Great Britain acquired Canada by the Treaty of Paris (1763) when King Louis XV of France and his advisers chose to keep the territory of Guadeloupe for its valuable sugar crops instead of New France, which was viewed as a vast, frozen wasteland of little importance to the French colonial empire.
The former Province of Canada was again divided into its two previous parts as the provinces of Ontario (Upper Canada) and Quebec (Lower Canada).
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 The Wixsons of Upper Canada: after rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
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 Upper And Lower Canada - Toronto Stop   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Upper and Lower Canada- History of Canada and Canadians.
… The rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada in 1837 and 1838 remain … 1791, Upper and Lower Canada were governed by an elected House of Assembly and a …
Examines the history of wheat staple in Upper and Lower Canada in the late 18th and early 19th Century.
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 Confrontation at Montgomery's Tavern
During the week of the rebellion more than 700 men would arrive at the tavern, although it is estimated no more than 500 rebels were gathered together at any one time.
Moodie fired his pistol, apparently over the heads of the rebels, the opening shot in the rebellion in Upper Canada.
A veteran military commander--he had both fought for and against Napoleon--he was to be the military leader of the rebellion, but realized the forces on hand were hopelessly inadequate and advised an immediate retreat.
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