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  • Riel And The M'eris
    624 words
    Louis Riel should not have been hung because he represented those who couldn't represent themselves. Louis Riel was disappointed with the way the M'eris were, so he took it upon himself to represent the M'eris and their rights. Even though the actions that followed, such as keeping the new governor out the colony, was illegal and very wrong. Riel risked it for the rights of the M'eris. As for Thomas Scott, Riel has absolutely no legal right to have him shot, but Riel himself never touched a gun ...
  • M'eris And Riel
    1,262 words
    On October 23, 1844, in Red River Manitoba, Louis Riel Sr and Julie Lagimodiere, devout Christians, brought a young M'eris boy into the world. Little did they know, Louis Riel Jr. would grow up to become known to many as "the founder of Manitoba". His life was filled with excitement, both political and personal. The question is, were his actions against the government acts of honor and truth, or deception and lies? Riel Jr.'s political adventures did not begin until he was 25. On November 23, 18...
  • Riel And The Metis
    1,714 words
    Riel, a controversial character in Canadian history, played a significant role in separating the English and French Canadians. Riel succeeded in separating the two sides with his many rebellious acts. He was always supported in Quebec and by all French Protestants. Riel had a very interesting background, which drove his beliefs. Riel was Metis, which is half-French and half Aboriginal. Louis Riel was born on October 22, 1844 in St. Boniface. Riel's home that he grew up in was very religious. Rie...
  • Metis By Macdonald
    1,060 words
    Louis Riel and his followers were quite persistent in their resistance of a Canadian takeover of the west. Riel was born of part-Indian parentage and was raised in Red River (the colony that Riel was trying to protect from being taken over). He returned to his homeland to help defend and protect his people from the threat of the looming invasion from Canada. Prime Minister John A. Macdonald had a good understanding of what was going on in Red River and responded to the situation. However he wasn...
  • Riel's Second Offense Against The Canadian Government
    840 words
    On May 15th, 1885, Louis Riel, one of the most wanted criminals in Canada, was finally apprehended by the Canadian militia. After one successful murder and two unsuccessful rebellions, this insane criminal was finally to be brought to justice. A few weeks later Louis Riel was forced to face judgment for his crimes. He was found guilty of high treason and sentenced to the death penalty. Riel had failed to negotiate with the Canadian government before turning to violence, had committed treason, an...

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