In Upper Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie, who was a politician and a rebellion leader, heard that British soldiers were busy fighting in Lower Canada and cannot defend Upper Canada, so he decided have some moves for them. The Militia, which was a group of citizens who are not professional soldiers but act as soldiers in cases, easily defeated the rebels just in few days because they were lack of military training or weapons. Most of them were released or arrested, but some of them were hanged or sent to prison colonies in Australia, or banished from Canada.
In Lower Canada, the first rebellion started in 1837. The government awarded that and soon arrested them because they had heard that certain people might be thinking of rebellion. The British troops had easily defeated the Patriot’s rebels by the end of the year because the Patriots had few weapons. In the end, 800 Patriots were jailed and their homes were destroyed. Most of Patriots were released at the end, but some of them were hanged or sent to prison colonies in Australia and Bermuda.