SS-Rebellions of 1837 In Lower Canada, Part 1

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  • 1836: Lower Canada
  • Let us make English the official language!
  • Raised and unfair taxes sounds like a good idea, Doesn't it?
  • March 1st, 1837
  • I cannot believe this! American style democracy is what this nation needs!
  • October 1837:
  • Fellow citizens, let us adopt a systematic organization in which we can win respect and success for our demands!
  • QUI!!!
  • A small group of English elites called Chateau Clique had most political power in Lower Canada. Their focus was mainly on the wants and needs of the wealthier citizens of lower Canada.
  • Louis-Joeseph Papineau, a member of the Legislative Assembly receives word back from the British government about a proposal he submitted 3 years ago. The 92 resolutions were denied, greatly angering him.
  • Papineau gets to work, organizing protests and assembles. Meanwhile, a radical reformist group called "Filles De La Liberte" made up of more militant patriots are formed.
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