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William Lyon Mackenzie worked for a newspaper. He was the leader of a rebellion in 1837 in Upper Canada. He didn't like how much power the Family Compact had in the government
The voters need to have more say.
Come join the rebellion. You have rights too.
Mackenzie recruited farmers, unemployed people, and workers for a rebellion.
All the people Mackenzie recruited met at a tavern in Toronto.
They marched down a Toronto street but were gunned down.
Ready, Aim, FIRE!
I have to run to the U.S before I get hanged!
Mackenzie fled to the U.S. The rebellion was lost and two rebel leaders were hanged.
Mackenzie returned to Toronto 10 years later when it was safe.