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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.

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Review-ConstitutionalAct -1791

After 1791

Before 1791


Review the constitutional act 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


Review the constitutional act 17911
Review-The Constitutional Act - 1791

  • Lower Canada is the area where most of the French Canadians live Close to the St. Lawrence River

  • The people who live there are mostly French and Catholic

  • There are English people in Montreal, Quebec City and the Eastern Townships


Government after 1791
Government after 1791

  • The people in Lower Canada voted for people to represent them

  • These people worked in the ASSEMBLY

  • The ASSEMBLY created new laws

  • However, the Governor and his council could block the laws or he can make his own

  • This was called the power of VETO


Government after 17911
Government after 1791

  • The governor was friends with very rich English people

  • He made laws that helped them make money

  • Rich men that owned companies asked him to spend tax dollars that would help their companies


Government after 17912
Government after 1791

  • Regular people became very mad because the governor was not listening to what they wanted

  • He was also spending their tax money on things that did not help them

  • A lawyer named Louis Joseph Papineauwanted to stand up to the government


Louis joseph papineau
Louis Joseph Papineau

  • Louis Joseph Papineau became the leader of a group of people who disagreed with the government

  • This group was called “Les Patriotes”


Les patriotes
Les Patriotes

  • Les Patriotes were regular people who worked hard

  • They felt like the government wasn't treating them fairly

  • Les Patriotes wrote a letter to the Government in England demanding fair treatment

  • This letter was called the 92 Resolutions


Lord russell
Lord Russell

  • A man named Lord Russellread the 92 Resolutions

  • He ignored them

  • He wrote a letter to Les Patriotes explaining that things would stay the same

  • This letter was called the Russell Resolutions


The rebellions
The Rebellions

  • Les Patriotes were very upset

  • Upset with the government and Lord Russell

  • They tried to be peaceful

  • However, the Russell Resolutions – they organized a rebellion in 1837


The rebellions1
The Rebellions

  • Regular men joined the rebellion  farmers, doctors, blacksmiths, etc.

  • There were several battles all over Lower Canada

  • The rebellions lasted for 1 ½ years



End of the rebellions
End of the Rebellions

  • The British army in Lower Canada was too strong for Les Patriotes

  • The army defeated Les Patriotes

  • The British government captured several men who fought for Les Patriotes

  • The government executed 9 men to show Les Patriotes that this was serious


Call in lord durham
Call in Lord Durham!

  • The British government wanted control over Lower Canada

  • They called in a man named Lord Durham

  • This man investigated why there were rebellions in Lower Canada


Call in lord durham1
Call in Lord Durham!

  • Lord Durham said these things:

  • The French in Lower Canada were not as smart as the English

  • They were only farmers

  • They should be assimilated!

  • English people should control the government and economy ($$$)


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