Conflict and Changes

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Conflict and Changes by Mind Map: Conflict and Changes

1. Conflicts

1.1. The Undemocratic Governments

1.1.1. democratic government is when you can choose your representatives through elections and they have the power to make laws

1.1.2. the system was undemocratic

1.1.3. the governor appointed the lieutenant governor who appointed the executive council

1.1.4. if the legislative passed a bill that they not like, he would tell people to vote against it

1.1.5. they did not have much power against bills

1.2. The Government Elites

1.2.1. had all the power

1.2.2. called Chateau Clique in lower Canada

1.2.3. called Family Compact in upper Canada

1.2.4. mainly lawyers, landowners, clergy, and a few rich merchants

1.2.5. did not want to give power to the elected representatives

1.2.6. worked to keep their powers

1.3. The Economic Decline

1.3.1. when Britian and France were at war from 1794 to 1815 their economies slowed down

1.3.2. prices of agriculture fell steadily

1.3.3. by 1830, many farmers were almost bankrupt

1.3.4. dissatisfaction grew

1.4. The Decline of the seigneurial system

1.4.1. more problems in lower Canada

1.4.2. the seigneurial system had been a good way of developing the colony

1.4.3. as the British merchants in lower Canada lived with a good life, the seigneur began to envy them

1.4.4. so they decided to increase their income

1.4.5. they raised taxes and rents

1.4.6. the habitants complained but lower Canada didn't help them

1.5. Transportation

1.5.1. in upper Canada merchants were expanding trade

1.5.2. transportation routes had to expand

1.5.3. traveling with goods took ships

1.5.4. in the 1800s companies built many canals to improve shipping

1.6. the Rebellion of 1837 in upper Canada

1.6.1. by 1837 Mackenzie gave up on peaceful reform

1.6.2. in december 1837 his supporters began to gather at Montgomery's Tavern

1.6.3. 6km north of Toronto

1.6.4. his troops carried rifles, shotguns, swords and clubs

1.6.5. they were mainly bands of farmers, workers and unemployed people

1.6.6. but they did not have firepower as the militia

1.6.7. Mackenzie hesitated for 3 days letting the Governor Bond Head more time to organize his troops to defend Toronto

1.6.8. Finally he led 400 troops along south of Yonge Street and eventually met the troops defending the city

1.6.9. his troops were too weak and did not have enough firearms

1.6.10. soon they fled in panic and Mackenzie fled to the countryside and went to the United State

1.6.11. after he went back to Toronto and resumed his career as a writer and politican

1.7. the rebellion of 1837 in lower Canada

1.7.1. The Battle of Saint-Denis and Saint Charles fighting broke out in 1837 armed patriots captured a seigneur's manor and the rebels claimed a victory because they failed to recapture the manor Later at Saint-Charles approached a Patriote camp with 100 rebels the army attacked the camp killing many defenders this battle demonstrated the determination of the government to suppress the rebellion

1.7.2. The Battle of Saint-Eustache Sir John Colborne was the commander of the British Army in North America he led 1200 armed troops against a patriot camp and Saint-Eustache the rebels defended themselves in a church but they were too weak against the army about 100 rebels were killed and many were taken as prisoners

1.8. Hunter's Lodge

1.8.1. many americans living near the border thought the rebels would win

1.8.2. so they helped the rebels

1.8.3. rebels that fled to United States began to start a group to attch Lower and Upper Canada

1.8.4. they were called Hunter's Lodge

1.8.5. in Lower Canada they were called Freres Chasseur

1.8.6. there were many american members

1.8.7. by mid1838 there were about 40000-60000 nembers

1.8.8. they invaded them many times but they were defeated at Windsor an Prescott in Upper Canada

1.8.9. they were defeated at Napierville, Lacolle and Odelltown in Lower Canada

2. Changes

2.1. Acts

2.1.1. Union act in 1840 join the Canadas together the Canadas were renamed Canada East and Canada West capital would be in Kingston, Canada West one legislature to make laws for both provinces which would meet in Kingston one year and the next in Montreal Equal representation of representation by poplulation each province would get 65 representation total of 130 grant responsible government it was not mentioned in the act it was neither granted or refused after 1841 Canada East and Canada West faced many new problems there were many disagreements between the two provinces over their future the act remained in effect for 26 years in 1867 a new act replaced it British North America Act created the Canadian Confederation the act made new rules for the new Country Canada

3. Key People

3.1. Louis-Joseph Papineau

3.1.1. Backgound father was seigneur privileged people in lower canda born in montreal studied to learn lawyer interested in politics elected to legislative assembly in 1809

3.1.2. Achievements surported reforms tried to presuace the british government to reform the system in lower Canada published the ninety-two resolutions a list of demands for reform his surporters were called patriots rebel against the government organized a rebellion

3.1.3. Significance voice of moderate reform in 1830s died in 1871 at the age of ninety five

3.2. Wiliam Lyon Mackenzie

3.2.1. Backgound born in scotland came to upper Canada in 1820 was a printer by trade found work with newspaper

3.2.2. Achievements elected to legislative assembly in 1828 strong supporter of reform expelled in 1831 for publishing libels (false and damaging statements about a person) had a fiery temper and owned a newspaper called Colonial Advocate published articles that used insulting language to describe his enemis re-elected to the assembly four times each time he was prevented from taking his seat because of his previous libels durring the election of 1836 he published his support of the Reform Party in his newspaper the Reformers lot the election and blamed the lieutenant governor for openly supporting the Family Compact

3.2.3. Significance wrote vicious things about his political enemies led an illegal rebellion against the crown one of the few to stand up against a government erected a statue of him at the provincial legislature in Toronto

3.3. Sir Francis Bond Head

3.3.1. Backgound was a soldier in the British Army retired as a major in 1825 spent number of years in South America working for a mining company as an engineer

3.3.2. Achievements appointed lieutenant governor of upper Canada he would be representative of the Crown appointed reformers to the executive council ignored the council's advice he told them to change their view or resign on 1836 the legislative assembly passed a resolution criticizing Bond Heads behavior and his interference in elections

3.3.3. Significance His interference in elections and his support for the Tories showed how far he would go to resist the Reformers after the rebellion in 1837 the british government lost confidence in BOnd Head he was recalled to London and appointed a replacement he never held position in government again

3.4. Robert Baldwin

3.4.1. Backgound lawyer and a polictican 1804-1858 eldest son of William Warren Baldwin in upper canada

3.4.2. Achievements elected as a parlilment in upper canada In 1840, he was persuaded to accept the post of solicitor general of upper Canada by Poulett Thomson he became solicitor-general of Canada West with a seat in the Executive Council he was elected as a Reformer to represent hasting in assembly formed a ministry known as the first Baldwin-Lafontaine administration which held office until the crisis of november in 1843.

3.4.3. Significance in the subsequent election in 1851 he was defeated in North York by a considerable majority and he retired he gave his approval to the formation of the union of the conservatives and the baldwin liberals in what came to be known as the Liberal conservative party he died in Toronto in 1858

3.5. Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine

3.5.1. Backgound College de Montreal studies in 1820 loved to work and an astonishing memory strong personality and competitieve

3.5.2. Achievements worked with Robert Baldwin formed a government in 1842 passes bills to abolish the seigneurial system grant amnesty to the leader of the rebellion in lower Canada the ring passed but it was not accepted by the loyalists of Canada East that protested violently and attacked the Parliament in Montreal

3.5.3. Signifcance retired in 1851 was appointed chief justice of Canada East in 1853 in 1854 he was created a baronet

3.6. Lord Durham

3.6.1. Backgound spent only five years in Canada less than two weeks in upper Canada spent most time in lower Canada completed in 1839

3.6.2. Achievements the most significant document in Canadian History recommended responsible government union of upper and lower Canada described lower Canada bad responsible government used until 1847

3.6.3. Signifcance his report helped alot played an important role in Canadian history and in development of Canadian autonomy