Political History Since 1815 (excluding the United States). by Charles Herbert LevermorePolitical History Since 1815 (excluding the United States). by Charles Herbert Levermore

Political History Since 1815 (excluding the United States).

byCharles Herbert Levermore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889. Excerpt: ... LECTURE V. CANADA. THE CAPE COLONY. A. Canada. Reference; Payne: European Colonies, ch. 11. 1. Early history. a. Until 1774, governed by England as a conquered province. 6. From 1774 until 1791, governed as a crown colony by a Governor under the name of Province of Quebec, c. In 1791, divided into Upper and Lower Canada, the Ottawa River being the boundary between them. In each colony a governor and council were established, but there was no responsible government. Little wisdom shown in the government. "The Councils aud Assemblies could indeed vote new laws, but their acts might be vetoed by an irresponsible Executive. The Councils and Assemblies voted supplies, but the Executive administered them. No member of the Executive could be deprived of his post by the Council and Assembly; and however corrupt and unpopular the entire government might be, it was removable only by the Brit ish Government, which acted through the Colonial office. The Colonial office was presided over by an English Secretary of State, who owed his position to the chances of party politics, and was sometimes ignorant of the very names of the colonies whose fortunes were placed in his hands. A system better adapted to degrade and irritate a growing community could not have been devised." Payne, 103,104. 2. Insurrection of 1837. Causes: a. Ill feeling between the French and English. ' In Lower Canada there was a chronic animosity between the French and the English. It was a war of races, which so divided the people that they hardly mingled in society, and,the only public occasion when they met was in the jury-box, and they met there only to the utter obstruction of justice.'" The Reign of Quee Victoria, I, 431. ft. Misrule. "There was no agreement between the executive aud the assembl...
Title:Political History Since 1815 (excluding the United States).Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217865895

ISBN - 13:9780217865890