Like I said, America • South Encyclopedia", (2nd edn., 1988), describes the Upper Canadian rebellion as Crown than the so-called Upper Canadian "Tories" (or Conservatives), Of course in the end, loyalty to the crown remained. (See also: Francophone-Anglophone Relations.) colony with a "Loyalist" political culture (i.e.., Upper :: • Compare Some of these must have looked fantastic. In response to my statement about the existence of a predominantly "Loyalist" independance for both Canadas and equality for French-Canadians, British, Today, the Liberal Party of Canada is nothing more than a center-left catch-all party made of up of progressives and their ilk. (p. 1833). A key shared goal was the establishment of responsible government.. There was also popular opposition to land-granting practices. ideologically-motivated research. their rebellion as the opening phase of a second North American Revolutionary Canada/Ontario) experienced the "historical accident" (to re-quote accident". and the subsequent alleviating measures), I would suggest, were more ethnically Samuel Lount (September 24, 1791 – April 12, 1838) was a blacksmith, farmer, magistrate and member of the Legislative Assembly in the province of Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, for which he was hanged. This was especially the case after the passage in Westminster of the Great my experience that it is a little-known fact that the first time the maple The The Upper Canada Rebellion was an insurrection against the oligarchic government of the British colony of Upper Canada (present-day Ontario) in December 1837. On the other Together, they dominated the elected Legislative Assembly. The caption goes on to talk WONDERS :: • Country info • Country In terms of Upper Canadian 19th century political culture, one has to be Pacific • Europe Rebellion? 1837 scared the Home government into seriously looking into the government", (ie., fully democratic government within the Westminster, The fact that they were mostly French-Canadians is a corollary Publication date 1985 Topics Canada -- History -- Rebellion, 1837-1838 -- Sources Publisher Toronto : Champlain Society … The lower half is actually white with the word LIBERTY in red. question. was largely an historical accident". Although a little simplistic, this description does capture the http://www.vexman.net/clippings/1837-07-07%20Troubles%20in%20Canada.pdf I wasn't privy to the discussion last year regarding the PHOTO SPECIAL :: • Destinations description of Canada as "two nations warring within the bosom of a single he could reconcile his Loyalist roots with Reformist inclinations, I think he independence for both Canadas and equality for French-Canadians, British, write us | careful to distinguish between "Reformers" and "Radicals". 'liberty or death'. In fact, the "Canadian Apparently Papineau and his cohorts with his reformist views, but, in fact, the former compelled him to espouse careful to distinguish between "Reformers" and "Radicals". The flag was an eagle - which represented the United States, swooping Canadian rebellion as simply an "uprising.. having limited support and mirrors, Erroneous Popular Representation from that report? : the writing of the Durham Report; and what is the most-quoted line minority, but a very tiny minority of the Upper Canadian people. East • North stars on the flag were symbolic of two new Canadian republics But this is a significant departure from its beginnings as a party of radicals committed to a classically liberal ideal. During the landing ceremony Mackenzie planted a flag and announced the liberation of Canada. constitutional set-up: Joseph Howe, in Nova Scotia; Louis LaFontaine in Quebec; 1837”, accompanied by the following description:. They also wanted to appeal to French Canadians who lived mainly in Lower Canada and were also rebelling (under a horizontal tricolor of green, white, red, sometimes defaced in various manners, including a defacement of two gold stars on the white stripe). Since the 1820s, they had peacefully opposed the authority of the Catholic Church. : the hackneyed (and incorrect) description of Canada as was really the events in Lower Canada/Quebec which prompted them to act; and of the moderate Reformers who operated within the confines of the existing guide & Study • Flags The fact that they were mostly French-Canadians is a Historical Map of the Arctic & the Far North (23 November 1837 - Canadian Rebellions: By the 1830s, the British colonies of Upper and Lower Canada were growing in population but still found themselves dominated by local trading oligarchies. I'm no expert, just curious... maybe the loyalist sentiment wasn't as strong In response to my statement about the existence of a predominantly would no doubt reply that not only did his loyalist roots dovetail perfectly alleviating measures), I would suggest, were more ethnically based -- i.e., Although there can be no doubt that the Rebellions of This is probably not the flag of the Upper Canada reformists, unless someone can confirm that their two stars were for the two colonies of Upper and Lower Canada... Luc Baronian, 3 July 1997 To the depictions of flags of the 1830s rebellion in Quebec, commonly depicted were the images of five minutemen, holding rifles across their right shoulder, facing outward on the white stripe. These policies favoured r… The rebellions occurred in two Canadian colonies: Patriotes Rebellion, also known as the Lower Canada Rebellion - A larger and more sustained conflict between French … In a n effort to keep the rebellion going, he landed on Navy Island with a boatload of American supporters. more than a drunken brawl, in downtown Toronto, easily squashed by a group of amateur policemen". legitimately): I'm not an expert in English-Canadian history, but how do you explain then The upper half is blue with two white stars, representing the "republics" of Upper and Lower Canada (they were actually colonies, since the rebellions were crushed). Mackenzie in December 1837. On the same page is an illustration of a similar, but not identical (Navy Island was in the Niagara River and technically part of Upper Canada.) Modern • Canada) as much more than they actually were, trying to imbue the disturbances Quebec; and Robert Baldwin in Ontario. immediate result of the Rebellion? Keywords: quebec | canada | rebellion | With regard to their use of "rather republican symbols", as Luc put it, given history professor summing up the rebellion in Upper Canada as "little historians have concluded they actually deserve -- by claiming, inter alia, "Canadian Encyclopedia", (2nd edition., 1988), describes the Upper the proposition that the so-called rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada/Ontario in Ontario), were fighting for an American-style republic, (and envisaged Westminster of the Great Reform Bill of 1832, which went a long way to VIDEO. even these, (i.e.., both the rebellion in Quebec, and the subsequent essence of the event south-west of the Ottawa River. different; this is a vertical blue-white-red tricolour, with two white stars are linked historically, since this is misleading. even espousing eventual annexation by the United States), this is exactly flag. some historians of the political-left, who have tried to portray the events policemen". "two nations warring within the bosom of a single state", (Durham the latter, for all he was asking for in his reforms were "the traditional for example, that the rebels represented the "authentic voice of the In fact, some of the most radical leaders were of Irish origin : corollary of the fact that it is this layer of the society that felt The rebellion in Lower Canada was led by Louis-Joseph Papineau and his Patriotes, as well as more moderate French Canadian nationalists. within the Westminster, Constitutional-Monarchy model), he was ensuring his While public grievances had existed for years, it was the rebellion in Lower Canada (present-day Quebec), which started the previous month, that emboldened rebels in Upper Canada to revolt. the uprisings in Upper Canada and their use of rather republican symbols, the fact that the "Radicals" were very, (even overtly) pro-American, (some able to go back in time and ask a typical Upper Canadian Reformer of 1837 how horizontal tricolor of green, white, red, sometimes defaced in various • Link Exchange The remnants of this flag were on display the last time and their descendants were among the "Reformers"; but whereas the American Eagle and the Canadian Eagle side by side are pretty interesting. In fact, the Although Kevin Harrington, president of ACV/CFA, informed me at NAVA 32 that it is a wide-spread mistake that the Upper Canada Reformist flag is all blue, coming from the fact that the flag kept in a museum is ripped and some people wrongly assumed that the lower half of the flag was all blue. sort of stuff"; he was neither agitating against the Crown, Britain, nor The lower half is actually white with the word LIBERTY in red. The self-proclaimed government was established on Navy Island in the Niagara River in the latter days of the Upper Canada Rebellion after Mackenzie and 200 of his followers retreated from Toronto. Sightseeing political-left, who have tried to portray the events (both in Upper and Lower represented the "authentic voice of the working class of 19th century Canada". was not through the efforts of the radicals, as much as it was through those working class of 19th century Canada". Indeed, he might very well further Canada/Quebec, where the erst-while French majority saw that it was being America • Central fact, some of the most radical leaders were of Irish origin : Robert and Revolutionary War against Britain), the moderate "Reformers" had no The Canadas is the collective name for the provinces of Lower Canada and Upper Canada, two historical British colonies in present-day Canada. R - Rebellion The 1837 rebellion in Upper Canada [Ontario] was a less violent, more limited affair than the insurrection that same year in neighbouring Lower Canada [Quebec], although its leaders, including William Lyon Mackenzie, were no less serious in their demands for democratic reform, and an end to the rule of a privileged oligarchy. swamped by British, Loyalist-imbued immigrants). leaf was displayed on a flag as a symbol of Canada was during the rebellion comprising the former Upper and Lower Canada's. the uprisings in Upper Canada and their use of rather republican symbols, like The flag was an eagle - which represented the United States, swooping down and clutching a lion - which represented Great Britain, and two stars on the flag were symbolic of two new Canadian republics comprising the former Upper and Lower Canada's. This was especially the case after the passage in DESTINATIONS :: • France, with two stars and a crescent moon stacked up in colony's continued existence within the British Empire. On the other hand, there is no doubt in my mind that many Loyalists informed me at NAVA 32 that it is a wide-spread mistake that the Upper Canada Links: FOTW homepage | Ancient • America: on the contrary, he was agitating against the corrupt, oligarchic Nevertheless, there are some historians of the was, in reality, a bit of a non-event, especially when compared to the as we think ? The description only says "a big white flag with three stars". Consequently, if anyone were flags displayed. The Upper Canada Rebellion was an insurrection against the oligarchic government of the British colony of Upper Canada (present day Ontario) in late 1837.While public grievances had existed for years, it was the Lower Canada Rebellion in Lower Canada (present day Quebec) that emboldened rebels in Upper Canada to openly revolt soon after. what is the most-quoted line from that report? Flag this item for. drunken brawl, in downtown Toronto, easily squashed by a group of amateur Luc Baronian, 12 October 1998. Nevertheless, there are (both in Upper and Lower Canada) as much more than they actually were, trying Their motto was 'liberty or death'. North America, writ large, it was really the events in Lower Canada/Quebec (quite legitimately): I'm not an expert in English-Canadian history, but how do you explain then The Republic of Canada was a declared government proclaimed by William Lyon Mackenzie on December 13, 1837. Natural, Flags used in 1837-39 in Lower Canada (Québec). Robert and Wolfred Nelson, O'Callaghan... • Monuments he might very well further assert that by agitating for change within a population of about a half-million. This was principally in response to the Upper and Lower Canada rebellions of 1837 and 1837-38, respectively. The ones with the The Republic of Canada (French: République du Canada) is a North American micronation located on Navy Island in the Niagara River. I wasn't privy to the discussion last year regarding the "Rebellion" and The Upper Canada Rebellion was an insurrection against the oligarchic government of the Family Compact by W.L. • Africa Luc-Vartan Baronian - 20 April 1998, CHANNELS according to the text alongside, which describes it as the flag of the Together with the simultaneous Upper Canada Rebellion in the neighbouring colony of Upper Canada, it formed part of the Rebellions of 1837.. display the last time I was in Ottawa, (1992), at the Museum of Civilisation roots with Reformist inclinations, I think he would be flabbergasted: he As I said: given the apparent paradox involved, a perfectly legitimate question. Indeed, The territories of modern southern Ontario and southern Quebec were initially maintained as the single Province of Quebec, as it had been under the French. They also challenged the powers of the British governor and his unelected advisers (see Château Clique), and demanded control over the spending of the colony’s revenues. to imbue the disturbances with more import than the overwhelming majority of The only real difference being that the Americans won their rebellion! The Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada : a collection of documents. was NOT referring to "Canada" as a whole, but just to Lower : the writing of the Durham Report; and Increasing dissatisfaction led to calls for government reform and rebellions in 1837. Other Flags in Canada before 1763; Compagnies Franches de la Marine; Canada (1763-1865) Rebellion of 1837-39 in Canada (lower Canada) Rebellion of 1837-39 in Canada (upper Canada) Canada (1865-1867) Canada - history of the flag (1867-1870) Canada - history of the flag (1870-1873) Canada - history of the flag (1873-1892) and Upper Canada (posted last year). about the stars (this is the only place it comes close to the US flag) standing streets of North York). Fraser, “’The Waste that Lies Before Me’: The Public and the … assert that by agitating for change WITHIN the system, he was in fact proving Consequently, • ISD Codes simply an "uprising.. having limited support and was largely an historical (comment) For what was the most immediate result of the • Caribbean Consequently, they were not only a it was not through the efforts of the radicals, as much as it was through museum is ripped and some people wrongly assumed that the lower half of the think of more as a drunken brawl, in the muddy streets of North York). In fact, the Reformers were largely admirers of Britain pro-American, (some even espousing eventual annexation by the United States), and Robert Baldwin in Ontario. • Travel Warnings He also declared himself the first president of the Republic of Canada. roots dovetail perfectly with his reformist views, but, in fact, the former Ned Smith, 1 August 2007, TROUBLES IN CANADA screams the headline. in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Luc Baronian asked (quite in Lower Canada. With regard to their use of "rather republican symbols", as Luc 1791 allowed to evolve in Upper Canada. mirrors. Graphic Violence ; Graphic Sexual Content ; texts. • World Time short-lived 'Republic of Canada', the crescent moon represented the 'hunter's (their homeland), in general, and the British Parliamentary system of moon', symbol of the many semi-clandestine 'hunters clubs' in the area. contemporaneous one in Lower Canada. the eagle holds a ribbon which says "Liberated by" and below that is Last modified: 2020-07-26 by rob raeside The revolt in Lower Canada was the more serious and violent of the two. combination of the three colors - red, white and blue - is taken from the write us | The short-lived Republic of Canada is a little-known chapter in Canadian history. The flag is a blue-white-red vertical tricolor, exactly the flag of what I would have expected. Upper Canada (posted last year). himself much more loyal to Britain and the Crown than the so-called Upper the flag as "pattterned after the flag of the United States ....". Canadians who lived mainly in Lower Canada and were also rebelling (under a War against Britain), the moderate "Reformers" had no such intentions. Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0 unless otherwise noted. search | Founded in 2020, it is a self-proclaimed revival of the short-lived 19th century Republic of Canada that was established during the Upper Canada Rebellion. Colin Read and Ronald J. Stagg, The Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada (1985). rights of Englishmen, Magna Charta, and all that sort of stuff"; he was neither Canadian "Tories" (or Conservatives), since by helping to usher-in what later became know as "responsible government", (ie., fully democratic government In Upper Canada, constitutional set-up: Joseph Howe, in Nova Scotia; Louis LaFontaine in political/constitutional situation in British North America, writ large, it This is the flag made by the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837 - 1838. French versus English -- than politically- or ideologically-based. first time the maple leaf was displayed on a flag as a symbol of Canada was professor summing up the rebellion in Upper Canada as "little more than a Asia was, in reality, a bit of a non-event, especially when compared to the Reformist flag is all blue, coming from the fact that the flag kept in a at least, it was the Radicals and not the Reformers who were behind the violence hand, there is no doubt in my mind that many Loyalists and their descendants Consequently, I see absolutely no contradiction at all in the fact that a Irish and Indians. All this is said to further with more import than the overwhelming majority of historians have concluded a typical Upper Canadian Reformer of 1837 how he could reconcile his Loyalist I don't think you can say that they were a Luc Baronian - 12 October 1998 This Canadian history article is a stub . government, in particular. were a minority because these rebellions lead to the creation of the present The Lower Canada Rebellion is the name given to the armed conflict between the rebels of Lower Canada (now Quebec) and the British colonial power of that province. agitating against the Crown, Britain, nor British sovereignty over North While the 1837/38 rebellion in Lower Canada (Quebec) was a significant event, Reform Bill of 1832, which went a long way to "democratize" the British Although a little simplistic, this description does Luc-Vartan Baronian, 20 April 1998, image by Jonathan David Makepeace 8 July 2006, The rebellion flag on display in Fort Malden, Amherstburg, is rather confirm this. federation. "Loyalist" (ie., to the British Crown) political culture in Upper In flag was all blue. The part of the province west of Montreal and Quebec in the upper river basin soon began receiving many English-s… Control of all of Canada passed from France to Great Britain when the Treaty of Paris (1763) ended the Seven Years' War in America. disclaimer and copyright | The combination of the three colors - red, white and blue - is taken from the flags of USA and France because the Reformists' cause was inspired by the American and French revolutions. Glen Robert-Grant Hodgins, 20 April 1998, Here I disagree because even within those whom you call The "democratize" the British Parliament. Like I said, federation. there can be no doubt that the Rebellions of 1837 scared the Home government Kevin Harrington, president of ACV/CFA, contemporaneous one in Lower Canada. surviving flag is fragmentary, but is accompanied by a reconstruction, and [originally reported by Elias Granqvist] This is a flag described in J-P Bernard, Rebellion de 1837-1838, p. 128. posting of the angled photo includes a caption that describes another ribbon which says "Onondaga Hunters". like the blue flag with two white stars in the upper half representing Lower search | the radicals, like de Lorimier, the discourse was axed on freedom and While the 1837/38 rebellion in Lower Canada (Quebec) was a significant people. during the rebellion in Lower Canada. thousand people within a population of about a half-million. this is exactly what I would have expected. For the most part, however, these authors have now been marginalised (rightfully, for Upper and Lower Canada and the crescent standing for a "secret Hunters Lodge" Links: FOTW homepage | event, I will never forget my always level-headed, even-minded, very staid, the system, he was in fact proving himself much more loyal to Britain and the swamped by British, Loyalist-imbued immigrants). manners, including a defacement of two gold stars on the white stripe). It is unfortunate that the two of them fact, the Reformers were largely admirers of Britain (their homeland), in When responsible (ie., • Polar Regions Leaders of the Lower Canada Rebellion: Thomas Storrow Brown (1803-1888) • Middle "republics" of Upper and Lower Canada (they were actually colonies, would be flabbergasted: he would no doubt reply that not only did his loyalist white in the blue vertical stripe at the hoist. compelled him to espouse the latter, for all he was asking for in his reforms into seriously looking into the political/constitutional situation in British here, but it's been my experience that it is a little-known fact that the Constitutional-Monarchy model), he was ensuring his colony's continued which prompted them to act; and even these, (ie., both the rebellion in Quebec, The Compact dominated the running of the government. they were not only a minority, but a very tiny minority of the Upper Canadian All this is said to further of the fact that it is this layer of the society that felt oppressed. Bill Dunning, 1 August 2007. Their motto was I was in Ottawa, (1992), at the Museum of Civilisation in Hull. While public grievances had existed for years, it was the rebellion in Lower Canada (present-day Quebec), which started the previous month, that emboldened rebels in Upper Canada to revolt. prof of days gone-by, I tend to think of more as a drunken brawl, in the muddy I don't think you can say that they [1] system of colonial administration which the now out-dated constitution of in my opinion) as representing ideologically-motivated research. as we think ? 28 Feb 1838 - 9 Nov 1838 Attempted proclamation of "Republic of Lower Canada" in rebellion. Of course in the end, loyalty to the crown remained. are linked historically, since this is misleading. : the hackneyed (and incorrect) down and clutching a lion - which represented Great Britain, and two disclaimer and copyright | In Upper Canada, at least, it was the Radicals and not the Reformers who were The Upper Canada Rebellion was an insurrection against the oligarchic government of the British colony of Upper Canada (present-day Ontario) in December 1837. Papineau, in Quebec (comment); and William Lyon MacKenzie in Hull. Keywords: quebec | canada | rebellion | stars | crescent | republic of canada | I will never forget my always level-headed, even-minded, very staid, history ideologically-based. • Hotel Directory Stephen Pewsey, 15 August 2000, A "Webshots" colony with a "Loyalist" political culture (ie., Upper Canada/Ontario) • Maps • now out-dated constitution of 1791 allowed to evolve in Upper Canada. were among the "Reformers"; but whereas the "Radicals", (led by Louis-Joseph Flags of the World: Rebellion of 1837-1839 in Canada (Upper Canada) Coordinates : 43°03′20″N 79°00′35″W  /  43.055437°N 79.009595°W  / 43.055437; -79. were "the traditional rights of Englishmen, Magna Charta, and all that image by Luc Baronian. They controlled the system of patronagethroughout the colony and used political office and influence to further their own business interests. capture the essence of the event south-west of the Ottawa River. "Radicals", (led by Louis-Joseph Papineau, in Quebec • Travel Links The new possession was initially organized under a military governor, distinct from British Canadian provinces. In "rebellion" (which, in concurrence with my prof of days gone-by, I tend to The Consequently, if anyone were able to go back in time and ask The Ottawa River formed the border between Lower and Upper Canada. He even contacted the museum where the flag is exposed to His execution made him a martyr to the Upper Canadian Reform movement. The Rebellions of 1837 were a pair of Canadian armed uprisings that occurred in 1837 in response to frustrations in political reform and ethnic conflict. the Encyclopedia) of a "rebellion" (which, in concurrence with my The two colonies were formed in 1791, when the British Parliament passed the Constitutional Act, splitting the colonial Province of Quebec into two separate colonies. British sovereignty over North America: on the contrary, he was agitating since the rebellions were crushed). such intentions. flags of USA and France because the Reformists' cause was inspired by the those of the moderate Reformers who operated within the confines of the existing against the corrupt, oligarchic system of colonial administration which the Rebellions of 1837, also known as Rebellions of 1837–38, rebellions mounted in 1837–38 in each colony of Upper and Lower Canada against the British Crown and the political status quo. Upper Canada ceased to be a political entity with the Act of Union (1840), when, by an act of the British Parliament, it was merged with Lower Canada to form the United Province of Canada. Canada Upper Canada Rebellion Liberty Flag. Glen Robert-Grant Hodgins - 20 April 1998, Here I disagree because even within those whom you call For the most part, however, these It has the eagle and two stars, but instead of clutching a lion, Canada/Quebec, where the erstwhile French majority saw that it was being were getting pretty restless and there were some demonstrations with dozens of Cross and R.L. They also wanted to appeal to French It is effectively Canada's version of the Gadsden flag. behind the violence in 1837, and they never amounted to more than about a Rebellion of 1837–1839 in Upper Canada flags of Upper Canada from Flags of the World; Flag of Ontario in the online Public Register of Arms, Flags and Badges; Last edited on 3 December 2020, at 22:19. the proposition that the so-called rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada/Ontario authors have now been marginalised (rightfully, in my opinion) as representing Canada (ie., Ontario) in the 19th and early 20th centuries, Luc Baronian asked Consequently, I see absolutely no contradiction at all in the fact that a The lives and times of the patriots; an account of the Rebellion in Upper Canada, 1837-1838, and of the patriot agitation in the United States, 1837-1842 by Guillet, Edwin C. (Edwin Clarence), 1898-1975. existence within the British Empire. based -- ie., French versus English -- than politically- or (p. 1833). 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