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After self-reading through the lecture notes I was stunned with the importance this era was for the invention of Canada. I think the most important event that happened during this era was The Constitutional Act. As we all know, The American Revolution was also an important time of history for both the history of America and Canada. The Constitutional Act reorganized the government and created what was called Upper Canada and Lower Canada. 1 Upper Canada accommodated the English speaking and Lower Canada accommodated the French. In terms of geographical location what I found interesting was that Upper Canada (English) is what is now Southern Ontario and Lower Canada is now what is Southern Quebec. I found this interesting because 225 years later and those locations both serve similar traits. What was Upper Canada is statistically more English speaking and what was Lower Canada is statistically more French speaking.
Secondly, I found Part II of the lecture notes about petitioning to be interesting. I have never participated in a petition before and I don’t know the level of degree they help to resolve issues but as the lecture notes state from the 18th century; petitions were increasingly part and parcel of the development of democracy. 2 Between 1763-1840 petitions served as a major development of Canada. After reading the lectures notes I believe a majority of the petitions involved English and French speaking and the debate of boundaries of land for Lower and Upper Canada. The petition that I came across considered Upper Canada and was signed by 60,000 due from them to the Governement to be employed for the furtherance of emigration to Canada. 3 After further insight, I believe Upper Canada was a critical topic used in many petitions because it was a new-formed geographical area where many came to settle. I think many who settled to Upper Canada…...

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