Joseph Howe was one of the most famous polititians of the mid-1800s. He publish a news paper called novascotian. On new year's day in 1835, he published a letter criticizing the magistrates. The magistrates didn't like Howe saying these things and brought him to court. On the main day of his trial, Howe spoke for 6hours about how the power of the elite was unfair. He was found not guilty and got elected to the assembly the next year.