What Economic Reason Encouraged Confederation?

In the 19th century, the fastest way of transportation was the railroad. It had a main role industrialization, and would help many people ship exports and imports throughout its route, and also give many people jobs. Building railroads became a huge trend, creating routes in every angle, but soon the people started to build them […]

How Significant Was The Rebellion Of 1837 In Terms Of Creating Responsible Government For Upper And Lower Canada?

The Rebellion of 1837 was the uprisings of Upper and Lower Canada, because of their unsatisfactory with their governments, Lower Canada being dissatisfied of their biased English run government, and Upper Canada being upset over the various land issues, and favoritism towards the wealthy (problems with absentee landlords, land speculators, and Crown/Clergy reserves). Though the […]

Union Act 1840 Chart

Act 1 – Against: It says they will listen to “Her Majesty’s subjects” AKA the English, therefore, the French’s opinions would be ignored. Act 3 – For: The Queen will listen to the Assembly’s opinions. Act 4 – Against: The Governor, who is English, appoints the Legislative Council which would most likely be all English which […]

Why the Rebellion of 1837 Failed

There are several causes to why the Rebellion of 1837 failed miserably, one of them being that the rebels had very little training and knowledge compared to the fully trained and professional British soldiers. They were crudely armed, and had no drill or discipline. Going back to not being trained, they’d accidentally shoot their own […]

Problems in Upper and Lower Canada

Problems of Upper and Lower Canada (Venn Diagram) In the 1837 Rebellion was a very disorganized and short, but it made long lasting changes with the help of the following three people. Robert Gourlay was a land agent and agriculturalist who interviewed farmers in Upper Canada to find that many of them were not satisfied of […]

Video Game Concept

GTA 1800 is set in the 1800’s set in Ireland, America, and Upper Canada. The story mode that you may choose in the game follows Beckett McLeod, a young man with no family, no money, and no real reason to live other than drinking his problems away. All the land that surrounds his property are empty […]

The Underground Railroad

1. The ratio of white to black people in Windsor is around 1:7. 2. They were good mechanics and blacksmiths, very kind, resourceful with what they had, and had very nice homes, 3. The black people received five acres of free land, which they must cultivate in order to keep. They were given education in […]