In examining the past, we are usually interested in the questions of how and why. These questions start the search for causes: what were the actions, beliefs, and circumstances that led to these consequences?
There are often many causes that themselves have many layers. They involve beliefs, institutions like government or the church, social, economic and political conditions as well as human motivations. Using the events of the Rebellions of 1837 you will investigate the causes of rebellion and the impact it had on Canada.