For my midterm “document of learning” I decided to record a voice audio about all the things I thought I succeeded in and all the things that I hope to improve on in socials in the upcoming term. I also talked about the PLO’s and how I met each one with some wishes for myself as well. Enjoy!
PS I couldn’t figure out how to embed it so here is the hyperlink :p
Click here to check it out!!!
Thanks for an awesome semester so far and I can’t wait for more!
Hello all, I stand in front of you today to share the good and the bad that has come with my life. 4 years have passed since the merge of Upper Canada, Lower Canada, and the Atlantic Provinces into what is now know as Canada. Yes I am sad that we did not get entirely what we desired, however, I am happy with myself and where the French have come now. I am sad because I knew that everyone wanted equal rights and to not be able to continue what I started was disappointing to see. One problem though … No voice! No one to step up and have the courage to voice their opinions and fight for what they believe … And that my friends is the difference between you and me. I made sure that the British knew that the French weren’t going to let everything go. After my exile in Paris and America, I was re-elected in parliament and the French-Canadian representatives and I had many seats to work with. It was our goal to make sure that the French had a voice and that if we do fight for our rights and our culture we will achieve great things! And that is exactly what happened. French being name the second official language of Canada … I couldn’t be happier with the influence I created to make this all possible. I feel great about what I accomplished in my life. Yes I hosted a rebellion that failed but I came back stronger than ever ready to fight and voice our rights and beliefs. I know that I can die happy knowing that I made a difference, a change, and a memory. As my father would say, long live the French, forever and always!
Louis Joseph Papineau
Here are the links to my other two blog posts
Here are my Twitter involvements during the confederation:
I thought we had done it! Finally! We beat the British and we were on our way to freedom. However, the glory didn’t last for long. Shortly two days after, the British countered and defeated our troop. My reformers, the Patriotes were all gone, 1350 arrested and 99 dead. I was devastated but I knew that the French were still looking up to me. I couldn’t disappoint; however, I was forced to flee to New York and was situated in Paris, France shortly after. I couldn’t believe that we were defeated that easily. I was worried and scared. The British now have control while I’m here stuck and unable to return to help my people, I thought to myself. I had to find a way back home as soon as possible if I wanted any chance for the French to be involved in the government. I strongly believe and will always believe that the culture and language of the French-Canadians must always be preserved and I will not stop fighting until we are equally respected. Furthermore, I was lucky enough to be able to have my wife with me; however, she left in 1843 and returned back to Lower Canada. That is when I began to spend a lot of my time in the large archival repositories, where I would read and copy documents that relate to us ruling in Canada. Even away from home, I was determined to keep the French alive. I refuse to live in a country where we are not allowed to voice our opinions and thoughts. We have rights too! The French will dominate and I plan to be a big part in that. I was finally granted permission back into what they now call it The Province of Canada after 8 long years in exile. However, I didn’t feel entirely ready to go back yet. I wanted full amnesty from the colonial government as well. So, I spent some time in Italy and Switzerland before returning to Montreal.
After returning back to Montreal, I was an elected member of the new united Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada. I had a major disagreement with the emerging French Canadian Liberal Party, and I became an independent member of parliament. You see, while I was in exile I was convinced by a strong republican who persuaded me to support the Montreal Annexation Manifesto that called for Canada to join the United States of America. This would help Canada market our goods, ensure the security of our people, and help provide finances that would help develop the West, however, the British American League strongly opposed this idea and the Montreal Annexation Manifesto eventually died out. Here I am today, 1850. Still fighting for the French and the beautiful language and culture it has to offer here in Canada and I will not give up until I am done fighting.
Louis Joseph Papineau