The Rebellions of 1837-1838: American Influence & The Formation of Canada

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS



The Rebellions of 1837-1838: American Influence & The Formation of Canada

The Rebellions of 1837-1838 were insurrections against the oligarchic government of the British colonies of Lower and Upper Canada in 1837 and 1838. The rebellion began in Lower Canada but quickly spread to Upper Canada as well.

Readers will recall that twice in the preceding 60 years the English and the Americans had fought the American Revolutionary War (1776-1783) and the War of 1812 (1812-1814). Afterward, former revolutionaries and their ideological descendants in the United States carried on a battle of ideas against the dictates of British rule in Canada.

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