Who Is Parti Patriote In Canada?

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As the war of 1812 came to an end a completely different Canada began to take shape. A British controlled monarch with Canada held political and military power over the regions of Canada. By the 1830 's Canada was a prime destination for main setters that seeks refuge from the economic stagnation of Europe. Some thirty thousand settlers from Europe, varying in class and wealth, land on the shores of Canada, mainly in Montréal, in hopes to find a prosperous and successful life on the vast fields of western frontier, upper, and Lower Canada. The great expansion across Canada left settlers isolated from major settlements and the lack of roads and communication furthered the difficulties for properly pioneering the land. As the setters constructed…show more content…
Three adversaries to the British rule, William Lyon Mackenzie, Joseph Howe, and Louis Joseph Papineau represent the republican ideals of Parti Patriote. They focus their discourse and reform on the unelected “Family compact” of the arbitrary self-appointed colonial regime, with the intention to remove the unequal powers. On May 21, 1832 a by election is held between the Patriote and British supporters, the day ends with British troops firing upon the disgruntled voters killing three men. Many French Canadians feel mistreated by the British powers, as disease and abuse of authority grow within Canada. In 1834, the legislative assembly controlled by the patriote feels powerless under the governor-generals; therefore, they form the 92 resolutions and send it to the government in…show more content…
The visual reenactments along with varying narrations of the events provided an engaging format that accurately and effectively informed the viewers of the struggle by French Canadians and rebels to overcome British colonial powers. The content also provides an objective view of the events by discussing first hand accounts of both British and French Canadian during these dark times. Moreover, the chronologically formatted order helps the viewer maintain a sense of progression and setbacks made the Parti Patriote rebellion. For instance, it establishes the motives for rebellion in the beginning of the film by describing the colonial imposed hardships faced by French Canadians within urban and rural areas of Upper and Lower Canada. Sequentially, the rise of the Parti Patriote follows the lack of support from the British monarch, and the rejection to establish a republic and self-governing state. The imagery and time relevant costumes aid in adjusting the viewers understanding of opinions and justifications by the French Canadian and oppressed population during that time. Furthermore, the emotional portrayals of historical figures, mainly rebels, provide an overwhelming sense of desperation and commitment to freeing themselves form the overarching grips of the British colonial power. Whereas, British historical
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