This is the text of my keynote speech at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress in Leipzig, December You can also watch it on YouTube, but it runs to about 45 minutes.
The Reform Movement Upper Canada The Upper Canada Rebellion is sometimes dismissed as a "farmers' revolt," an opportunistic action by misled backwoodsmen.
The British Reform movement, organized as "Political Unions," had achieved the Great Reform Bill of which broadened the electoral franchise and helped eliminate political corruption.
This union collected 19, signatures on a petition protesting Mackenzie's unjust expulsion from the House of Assembly by the Family Compact.
Lawrence Market were commonly used public spaces by political unions. This union was reorganized as the Canadian Alliance Society in It shared a large meeting space in the market buildings with the Mechanics Institute and the Children of Peace. In pursuit of this democratic goal, the Chartists eventually staged a similar armed rebellion, the Newport Risingin Wales in The Reformers experienced a disaster at the elections for the 13th Parliament of Upper Canadaand the Society took its final form as the Toronto Political Union in It was this group of the disenfranchised that began organizing local "Vigilance Committees" to elect delegates to a so-called Constitutional Convention in July This became the organizational structure for the Rebellion; most of the rebel organizers were elected Constitutional Convention delegates.
The second meeting was called to order by Samuel Hughes, a member of the Children of Peacethree days later, on August 3 in Newmarket. A further eight public meetings across the Home District were scheduled over the next three weeks; each of these public meetings named a local committee of vigilance to organize reform support, prepare a registry of valid electors, and name their delegates to the proposed convention.
Immediately preceding the Mackenzie rebellion John Doel's house and brewery were prominent gathering places for the Reformers.
The large meetings were usually held in the brewery while smaller meetings of the leaders were held in the home. Mackenzie planned to take foundry-men and axe-makers and seize arms, ammunition, and the artillery from the garrison.
They would then arouse the citizens of the town and country to proclaim a provincial government. Doel objected to the plan and there was a fight between Mackenzie, Doel, and Morrison.
The meeting was broken up and Mackenzie left the house forever. From this point forward John Doel, his brewery, and his home were not longer part of the rebellion.
Mackenzie was accompanied by 50 young farmers from the Lloydtown meeting, for example, after they heard that an Orange riot was planned for Albion. As the violence continued, peaceable reform meetings tapered off in October, to be replaced by instances of men drilling for battle.
Issues[ edit ] There is no single cause for the Rebellion, only a context. Political issues[ edit ] The alien question[ edit ] Both before and after the War ofthe government of Upper Canada continued to fear what it suspected might be a growing interest in American-inspired republicanism in the province.
Reasons for this can be found in the pattern of settlement across the province over the previous half-century. Although the British had originally hoped that an orderly settlement in Upper Canada would inspire the former American colonies to abandon their republican  form of government, demographic realities intervened.As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from leslutinsduphoenix.com The best opinions, comments and analysis from The Telegraph.
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