Rebellions of 1837
Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
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The Rebellions of 1837 took place in both Upper and Lower Canada. In lower Canada the rebellion was in large part an expression of a resurgent French Canadian nationalism. By comparison the Upper Canada rebellion was a more limited affair. There was growing discontent with the network of officials, erroneously described as the family compact, who dominated the administration of the government and controlled the distribution of patronage throughout the province.