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Lieutenant Governor Francis Bond Head and Rebel leader William Lyon Mackenzie
Upper Canada's colonists were split into radical reformers who demanded change, moderate reformers and people who supported the family compact.
We demand radical change
We like the way the government is run now
In 1819, Radical reformer Robert Gourlay was arrested at a rally for critizing the family compact
The government is all for themselves
Upper Canada's rebel leader Mackenzie ran the Colonial advocate to argue for change. In result the family compact threw his printing press into the lake.
When Francis Bond Head sent all of his troops to fight Lower Canada, Mackenzie gathered his rebels to march on the city in Montgomery's Tavern.
The rebels were met with the loyal defenders of Toronto and were defeated. Mackenzie had to escape to America disguised as a women
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