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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
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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
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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
The largest battles were in:
  • St-Eustache
  • Beauharnois
  • Odeltown
  • St-Denis
  • St-Charles
  • Chambly
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
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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 ($$$)