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Notable role models were born out of this war for Canadians. Sir Isaac Brock was a prominent figure. He was “Commander of Forces in Upper Canada” and later added Administrator to his title. Being engulfed by politics proved too much for Brock, who left to join forces in the march upon Detroit (August 1812). He led troops to victory here, but lost his life in the Battle of Queenston Heights in October 1812.
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Another major reason for conflict occurred years later, after the Canadian Government and the Metis revealed conflicting views over the process of dividing land that was entitled to the Metis in the Manitoba Act of 1870. Dissatisfaction over this and other land issues led the Metis to reform their provisional government, take up arms, and engage in a string of battles against the Canadian Government. It is safe to say that the conflict between the Metis and the Canadian Government in the years 1869 to 1885 began and escalated largely because the Metis people were denied rights to the land they occupied and were therefore entitled to. The Metis people of Canada once occupied a large area known as the Red River Colony located within Rupert’s Land, which was then sold right out from under them by the Hudson’s Bay Company. Rupert’s Land covered much of North Western Canada, and was considered by the Canadian Government to be fertile land that was suitable for agriculture and settlement.
Since the very beginning of the colonization of Canada in the late 15th century, there has been a dispute and anger between the British and the French. This arguing is also present in the ongoing conflict between the French-speaking region of Quebec and the rest of Canada. The conflict has been discussed in the Canadian parliament and this is also the origin of the idea that Quebec should be an independent nation. The first part of the essay will cover the general history behind the dispute between Quebec and the rest of Canada. Then the essay will go on to discuss the positive and negative sides of a possible separation.
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The rebellion led to a battle, in which the greatly outnumbered Metis battled the Canadian soldiers in Batoche. “And so this is how the Battle of Batoche, the last stand of the Metis, ends—not with a bag but... ... middle of paper ... ... lot of things to do, including building the railroad. Is there really a place for the Metis, after all this? Riel’s actions against the government, slowed down the progress of Canada, and made a huge impact on the Metis. Through many different points and facts, it’s shown that Louis Riel genuinely was a rebel who threatened the dominion of Canada.
People were arrested, newspaper companies were shut down, and protesters were even shot. With such limitation of free speech and freedom of press, they had no choice but to go for armed rebellion. Although the Rebellion ended in failure with serious consequences for major leaders (imprisoned to slave labour and hung), Britain realized that change was necessary to maintain peace. This eventually led to responsible government and Confederation. The Rebellion of Upper and Lower Canada may be the most important rebellion in Canadian history, but it wasn’t the only one.
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