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Monday Nov 28, 2011 L.O.: SWBAT demonstrate the understanding of the main concepts of Chpt. 7 Check HW + Peer Edit Task Complete Last Lesson’s Notes + Concluding Paragraph Work Period: – Movie? – MAJOR Assignment – Chapter 8 Vocabulary HW: – Peer-edit paragraph – REVIEW (Read Newspaper, Vocab, Notes, Worksheets) – MAJOR Assignment
Tuesday Nov 29, 2011 L.O.: SWBAT demonstrate the understanding of the main concepts of Chpt. 7 Concluding Paragraph Work Period: Major Assignment (Planning Sheet) Due Tues Dec. 6 Chapter 6 Paragraph (Peer Edit + Final) Due Fri Dec. 2 Vocabulary Chpt 7/8 & TEST Due Fri Dec. 9 Chpt 7/8 Review: Practice Quizzes, PPT, and Newspaper Readings
Wednesday Nov. 30, 2011 L.O.: SWBAT explain the importance of the Durham Report + Act of Union to the development of Canada. Chapter 7 Quiz Chapter 8 Introduction + Notes HW: – Durham Report (NOT Quotations Sheet) Major Assignment (Planning Sheet) Due Tues Dec. 6 Chapter 6 Paragraph (Peer Edit + Final) Due Fri Dec. 2 Vocabulary Chpt 7/8 & TEST Due Fri Dec. 9 – Chpt 7/8 Review: Practice Quizzes, PPT, and Newspaper Readings
Chapter 8 Lord Durham: - Governor General of British North America for 5 months in 1838. -He was sent to BNA by the British to investigate the Causes of the 1837 rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada. -Interested in educating the poor and giving people more control over government. -Named “Radical Jack” in the British House of Commons for radical policies (plan for extreme changes) -Set most Patriotes free from jail and sent the leaders to exile (leave the country) -Wrote the Durham Report when he returned to England, and died in 1840.
Durham Report Durham made TWO recommendations: 1.The two colonies of Upper and Lower Canada should become one colony called the United Province of Canada. – Uniting the English-speaking people and giving them majority in the Legislative Assembly
Durham Report 2. The new united colony of Canada should have responsible government, which means the government is responsible to the people. – Governor advised by Executive Council; no input from the British gov’t – Governor would not take sides – Executive Council chosen by the Legislative Assembly – If Executive Council members lost support of half of the Legislative Assembly, would lose their job (The people of Canada would have the power!) http://www.histori.ca/minutes/minute.do?id=10141
The Act of Union (1841) The British government decided to follow one of Lord Durham’s recommendations. The Act of Union joined Upper and Lower Canada together as the United Province of Canada. This was the first step towards Confederation “Canada becoming a real country” Aim: British were hoping the English speaking members from Upper and Lower Canada would unite and control the Legislative Assembly.
Act of Union (1841) Rules: – Created a single government – Equal representation from Canada West and Canada East (See Pg. 164) – English would be the official language of government
Lord Elgin Became the new Governor General in 1847 His instructions were to permit responsible government
Lesson Agenda Chapter 7 Practice Quiz + Quotations Key – CHECK HW Responsible Gov’t Pg. 166 Chapter 8 PPT Notes HW: – Paragraph/Peer-Edit Due Tomorrow – Rebellion Losses Bill Worksheet Major Assignment Due Tues Dec. 6 Vocabulary Chpt 7/8 & TEST Due Fri Dec. 9 – Chpt 7/8 Review: Practice Quizzes, PPT, and Newspaper Readings
Rebellion Losses Bill (1849) The bill (proposed law) presented to the Legislative Assembly wanted to pay the people of Canada East for property damage from the 1837 Rebellion in Lower Canada. – The people of Canada West already were repaid for their property damage The Tories didn’t like this bill because they didn’t want rebels to get any money for losing the rebellion There were riots in Toronto, Kingston and Montreal An angry mob set the Montreal Parliament (government) buildings on fire in protest and threw eggs, rocks, vegetables and dead rats at Lord Elgin This was the first test to responsible government!
LOOK AT THE PICTURE OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED PROVINCE OF CANADA ON PAGE 166
Political Parties Definition: A group of people with similar beliefs about government, who work together to get their candidates elected as representatives. The party with the most elected members controlled the Legislative Assembly, so members united in political parties in order to get power.
Life in the Province of Canada Canada West In 1841, the two largest cities in Canada West were Toronto (15,000) and Kingston (3000). Kingston was the capital of Canada from 1841 to 1844. Wheat was the major crop. Canada East In 1841, the two largest cities in Canada East were Quebec City (31,700) and Montreal (40,000). Montreal was the capital of Canada from 1844 to 1849. Most people were habitants and still farmed using the Seigneurial system.
Transportation Life was made easier by the construction of canals. – Lachine Canal (1825) – Welland Canal (1830) – Rideau Canal (1832) The first railway was constructed in 1836 near Montreal. – 1840’s: 100km track built – 1850’s: 3200km track built Railways were cheaper than canals