Social Studies 10
Chapter 1.4 Activity Package
Colonial Government and the Need for Reform
I. Read pages 33 through 39. (stop at The Rebellions of 1837 on page 39)
II. Prepare a set of study notes for the above readings.
III. How does each of the following terms relate to a persons willingness to
adopt political change:
IV. Refer to the article Political Action and Protest found on page 35 and
explain why the “secret ballot” has become a cornerstone of Canadian
V. Refer to Figure 1-29 and determine why the British colonial authorities
would have left the seigneurial system and the Catholic Church in
positions of authority in the colony of Lower Canada?
VI. Answer the following questions in complete sentences.
a. Why can it be said that the governments of Upper and Lower
Canada were neither representative nor responsible?
b. What name is given to a small influential group of men exercising
c. List three grievances that immigrants had surrounding the question
d. How did the government respond to the complaints of Robert
e. How did Mackenzie differ from Baldwin and Ryerson in their
attempts to bring about change?
f. What was the name of Mackenzie’s newspaper?
g. What style of government did Mackenzie support?
h. List two additional grievances that les habitants of Lower Canada
had as compared to the immigrants of Upper Canada?
i. Who became the leader of the radical reformers of Lower Canada?
j. What name was given to the reformers proposals for change in
k. How did the British government respond to the demands for