The Rebellion in Lower Canada during 1837-38


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The Rebellion in Lower Canada during 1837-38
Canadian History: "The rebellion in Lower Canada was nothing more than the outcome of a bitter political conflict between the assembly and successive governors" - Discuss Critically
As a subject of analysis, the rebellion in Lower Canada during 1837-38 is a remarkable exploration into the early flourishes of Canadian democracy and also a window into the hierarchies that defined early Canada. There are not a great many notable definitions that need to be looked at in this paper, but one that leaps out is ``economic revolution
` We tend not to think about this period in Canadian history as a time of ``economic revolution,`` but it really was: some smart fur traders diversified and became...
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..... appointed Council (Francis et al, 255). In the end, something had to give – and that something was the fragile peace that prevented outright armed rebellion from arising.
In the end, the rebellion of Lower Canada in 1837 was fuelled by a bitter political conflict that came down to which branch would wield ultimate power – and why French Canadian elites with professional qualifications could not access the highest executive rungs where the patronage was dished out and the ultimate power was wielded. After many years of stonewalling by the governor, this political tension burst into flame.
Works Cited
Francis, R.D., Richard Jones, and Donald B. Smith.
Origins: Canadian history to Confederation, sixth edition. Toronto: Nelson Education, 2009.