Life in Lower Canada 1815-1838. Pages 140-143. Group 1: Habitants. Their way of life had not changed much for 150 years More people meant less available farm land and smaller lots of land Not much work for young people After 1810 many were starving because there was not enough food
VotersGovernment in Lower Canada
A small group of wealthy people who were either British or French-Canadians
Believed only a few people should have all the power in government
Wanted the Roman Catholic Church to remain powerful because the Church helped them
They favoured the British system of government and wanted more British people to move into Lower Canada
Mostly French-Canadians who wanted the old, traditional French ways
They saw change as negative and did not like new ideas
Their leader was Louis-Joseph Papineau
They were able to get the professional men to control the Legislative Assembly and vote against improvements
The merchants were angered by them since they wanted the improvements
Individually, come up with a New Years resolution to share with the class!
Be ready to present your thoughts!!
Moderate – a person who does not hold extreme opinions
Radical – holding extreme opinions; wants fundamental social, economic, and political changes.
Treason – the crime of betraying one’s country
Puppet – leader who is not independent, who waits for orders or does what someone else tells him or her to do.
Political reform – changes to make the government better.
Two major political groups in Upper Canada were:
(lead by the Family Compact)
(wanted political reform (change))
Unlike the family compact “the Reformers” wanted change in Upper Canada.
Create your own Newspaper issue which will report on the 1837 Rebellion. You must write your paper from the “Family Compact’s” or “Reformers” perspective.
Name of Newspaper
Date of issue
Article describing the event
A article analyzing the cause and effect
“Letter to the Editor”
Picture of the eventNewspaper Assignment