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  1. 1. The Colonial Government Of Upper and Lower Canada by Conrad, Daniel, Louise and Sara 
  2. 2. When did the Colonial Government take place? <ul><li>1791-1841 </li></ul>
  3. 3. HIERARCHY <ul><ul><li>The Colonial Government was hierarchical  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hierarchy is any system of persons or things ranked one above another </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The wealthy and powerful people believed it was the elite's divine right to rule over the rest of the less privileged </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Who was at the Head of the Colonial Government? <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both Upper and Lower Canada during the years of the Colonial Government would appoint a governor to rule Lower Canada a Lieutenant governor to rule upper Canada.  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These Governors would usually be appointed for a two year period. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Governor would appoint two councils, A Legislative Council ( having the power to halt projects) and Executive council (Acting as an assistant to the government) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Example of a Colonial Government
  6. 6. Legislative Assembly <ul><ul><li>This assembly was elected by the citizens but only the pretty well off white men could vote </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two parties the Conservative and Reformers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Conservatives supported and wanted the &quot;hierarchical&quot; system to remain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Reformers wanted a more responsible government and more equal rights </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Con't of The Legislative Assembly   <ul><ul><li>The governor openly supported the Conservative Party and often intimidated supporters of the Reformers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tories were a combination of two British political parties </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Rebellion <ul><ul><li>The Reformers were so frustrated that they started a rebellion of 1837 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upper Canada: - Rebellion was purely political - Reformers were mad at Family Compact - Rebellion failed and leader had to flea to US </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower Canada - French wanting to separate from British rule - Rebellion leader started losing control over rebels - Also fled to US </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Con't of The Rebellion <ul><ul><li>The Rebellion seemed to fail, but they prompted the arrival in 1838 of Lord Durham </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three proposals were drafted by Lord Durham 1. Remove the veto of the Governor and Legislative Council: Durham thought that if the government worked to promote the interests of everybody, there would be less strife. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Unite the Colonies - Durham thought that uniting the Colonies under one government would help things work smoother and remove the interests of the political oligarchies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Introduce Representation by Population - this would ensure that everybody would get represented equally in the legislature. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Bibliography <ul><ul><li>http://everything2.com/title/Structure+of+Canadian+Colonial+Government+from+1791-1841 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_under_British_Imperial_control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hierarchy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www2.canadiana.ca/citm/specifique/responsable_e.html </li></ul></ul>John A Macdonald Political Cartoon!!! :P

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