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The major themes of Upper Canada's history, from war and rebellion to immigration and settlement, are well-documented. In Duty Bound fleshes out the lives of ordinary people in Upper Canada and clarifies how several branches of government worked for, or against, the interests of the population. The colonial reformers and Canada, selections from documents and publications of the times. Colonial Reformers and Canada, by Peter Burroughs. ebook. Sign up to save your library. the traditional political and economic bases of Britain's colonial system were being revised with the coming of free trade and the acceptance of responsible government. Learn how to read digital books for free. Find a library OR Download. Get this from a library! The colonial reformers and Canada: selections from documents and publications of the times. [Peter Burroughs].
policies of the colonial governments. CHAPTER 5 The Colonial Era, – Vocabulary colony, hegemony, precedent, pre-empt Materials and Resources • You Are Asked To Witness: The Stó:lø in Canada’s Pa-cific Coast History • The First Westcoast Nations in British Columbia (Greater Victoria School District) • Blackline Masters to Colonial Rulers of Canada British Governors of Quebec In the Treaty of Paris placed the French colony of New France, now called Quebec, under the rule of Great Britain, who had conquered it during the Seven Years War (). The s saw the Canadas enter a considerable period of political unrest, with a well-organized group of Reformers, led by mostly middle-class French and Catholic professionals, rallying against the corruption and authoritarian rule of the so-called Family Compact, the clique of wealthy, British-born landowners who surrounded the governor and influenced his priorities. What exactly the Reformers . Rebellions of , also known as Rebellions of –38, rebellions mounted in –38 in each colony of Upper and Lower Canada against the British Crown and the political status quo. The revolt in Lower Canada was the more serious and violent of the two. However, both events inspired the pivotal Durham Report, which in turn led to the union of the two colonies and the arrival of.
The Upper Canada Central Political Union was organized in –33 by Dr Thomas David Morrison (mayor of Toronto in ) while William Lyon Mackenzie was in England. Although inspired by British examples, the Upper Canada Central Political Union was more radical than most reform organizations of . The Colonial Era, – 5 During the gold rush era, both colonies were opened up to newcomers as never before. The influx of miners caused the creation of transportation routes that enabled them to participate in the gold rush. Prospectors spread out from the Fraser River and Cariboo gold fields, exploring nearly every part of the province. The process of colonization in British Columbia was different from that of Eastern Canada. The Royal Proclamation of , which guided the relationship between Britain and First Nations in the east, was ignored by BC administrators. Introduction. The Colonial Era, In , Britain united the colonies of Upper and Lower Canada into the Province of Canada. This was in response to the violent rebellions of –The Durham Report () recommended the guidelines to create the new colony with the Act of Province of Canada was made up of Canada West (formerly Upper Canada) and Canada East (formerly Lower Canada).