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6 Reasons For Confederation

Ben Bloomberg 8B

Ben Bloomberg

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of 6 Reasons For Confederation

Six Canadian Confederation
in the 1800's Reasons Railways 2 3 Manifest Destiny 4 Ben Bloomberg's For POlITICAL DEADLOCK 1 UpperCanada: “Bleus” or Conservatives were led by G.E. Carter UpperCanada: “Rouges” or Liberals were led by A.A. Dorion LowerCanada: Conservatives were led by George A McdonaldLowerCanada: Liberals were led by George Brown The problem was between lower
and upper Canada
(Canada east Canada west)
government polls were equal therefore they could not decide a government office They needed a government that was supported by majority in each side of the province although the conservatives in Canada west had majority and Liberals in Canada east had majority too make things even more complicated It was as well unfair to Canada East because they had a larger population, by the 1860s it was Canada West which was had its population grow so much due to immigration therefore it made election harder due too the population in the two colonies. In the end they formed coalition too solve problem of the deadlock. By making the coalition they created partys so that both conservitaves and liberals could join their votes together too descide on a government office Railways were beginning to be built between colonies too help build connections, transport troops, transport goods and create better communication between colonies As well it costed much less taxes too transport items End of the Reciprocity Treaty Lower Canada was in depression, bankruptcy,closures etc. William Hamilton Merrit believed in a reciprocity treaty with Americans to improve economy by getting rid of taxing across the U.S and Canadian border for both the colonies. Lord Elgin was governor at the time and tried many attempts too get the Americans too sign such a treaty but they refused as they did not see the values for them. Although it was the pressure from America's protectionist circles that led too getting rid of the treaty in 1866. Canadians having to find a new market to sell off products from British colonies was one of the reasons that led to the Canadian Confederation in 1867 by also making "Canada" more self sufficient. Eventually the fisheries issue gave momentum to the signing of the treaty in 1854 Allowing Americans too fish on Canada’s coastal waters while their being no more taxes across the boders. Threat of American expansion into BNA- Rupert’s land (fertile land)Americans were looking too expand into Canada west near Rupert’s land They bought over 9 new states along the Canadian border and Alaska from Russia Therefore GB was afraid that if the Americans bought Rupert’s land then 1st they would easily be able too win a war against Canada and 2nd GB would lose their influence they have over Canada because of the Americans assimilating the Canadians 5 End of Corn Laws Great Britain wanted Canada too be more self sufficient was because they didn't want too be paying taxes for Canada or having too watch out for them They were wondering if the soldiers, goods, market and immigration that Canada provided were worth paying the taxes for 6 The land in the West had good fertile Land and the americans were looking too purchase this land But Great Britain Bought over the land too prevent Americans expanding past the border and creating such problems as tactical advantages over BNA, Disputes, Assimilation etc. Canadian
Confederation of 1866 All of these Reasons are what created what Canada is today by forming the...
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