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By: Gulay How Did Confederation Strengthen
The Maritime Colonies? Who Were The Provinces That
Were Involved? *New Brunswick:
~Economy: Forestry& Fishing
~Most Important City: Saint John
~Famous for its Wooden Sailing Ships
~Acadians in the North
~Largest Group of Colonists: The Irish Prince Edward Island ~Economy: Fishing& Farming (Fertile Soil)
~Most Important City: Charlottetown
~No Bridges to the Mainland
~The Smallest Colony In Both Area and
Population. Nova Scotia ~Economy: Fishing
~Most Important City: Halifax
~Land Good for Farming: 10%
~Trades with Colonies in the Caribbean
~Largest Group of Colonists: The Scots Newfoundland ~Economy: Fishing& Seal Hunting
~Most Important City: St. John's
~Land Good For Farming: None
~Isolated from the other colonies
~Very close ties with Britian When Did the Maritime Provinces Join Confederation? New Brunswick- 1784
Nova Scotia- 1867
Prince Edward Island- 1873
Newfoundland- 1949 Where are each of the Maritime Provinces Located? The Maritime colonies were far from Ottawa. What Was the
Golden Age? The years between 1840 and 1870 were the "Golden Age" for the Maritime colonies. It was the age of wind, wood and sail. The Maritime shipbuilders were respected for the wooden sailing ships they made. British North America had the fourth largest shipping fleet in the world. Why Did Some Provinces choose to be a part of Confederation While Others
Did Not? Nova Scotia and New Brunswick joined confederation immediately. Newfoundland and PEI waited and Newfoundland had felt that they had less common things with the other colonies and they also thought that they would have really little impact on it. PEI thought that they were to small and would get crushed by the other colonies. How Did Confederation strengthen the Maritime Colonies? Confederation brought representation by population, where elected members all represent the same amount
of people. The Eastern colonies were growing. Now New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland all could trade between eachother and other countries, Thanks For Watching=D BIBLIOGRAPHY
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