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Confederation of 1867- Newfoundland
Transcript of Confederation of 1867- Newfoundland
How would it jeopardize
your colony's social, political,and
Why did Newfoundland
How would it
Should our province join a Confederated Canada?
BY EMILY DE JONG 7C
How would it strengthen
It would strengthen our colony because
it would allow us to have more opportunities for trading with the other colonies. It would also allow us to share opinions and ideas about joining together as one country with all the other new citizens of Canada and take us out of our financial debt.
1.An organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league.
2.A more or less permanent union of countries with some or most political power vested in a central authority.
At first, Newfoundland didn't want to join the Confederacy. This is because the population of this colony didn't realize that it would benefit from trade with other colonies. Also, because Newfoundland was so far away from their mainland, many people were concerned that they would end up paying taxes to build a railway they would never use.
Main Players in Confederation in Newfoundland
Sir Frederic Bowker Terrington Carter
(February 12, 1819 - March 1, 1900)
One of the two Newfoundland delegates. He then became chief justice of the Newfoundland Supreme Court.
Sir Ambrose Shea
(September 17, 1815 - July 30, 1905)
One of the two Newfoundland delegates. He was also a successful businessman and supporter of rights of Newfounlanders. He then went on to become the governor of the Bahamas.
Library and Archives Canada
Newfoundland finally joined Confederation in 1949
after it declined in the 1860's. The idea of joining wealthy provinces of Canada had some appeal, but not enough for the independence of Newfoundland to be given up. At the time Newfoundland joined Confederation, the death rate connected with disease and poverty was two to three times higher.
The economic environment would be jeopardized because the population of Newfoundland thought if they joined Canada that they would be so far away from their mainland that they would have to pay taxes for a railway they would rarely use.
It will allow our colony
to grow and build a
relationship with the other
Our colony will have
more opportunities with
become relieved of their
Many people may not
speak the same language,
so it may be hard to
The population thought they would have to pay taxes for mainland purposes.
Newfoundland thought they could function as
an independent colony.
The political environment would be
jeopardized because Newfoundland
would have to give up some of their
independence because they would
now have to follow the laws that the Government of Canada had put together.
Atlantic Ocean on the Coast of Newfoundland
A Cliff on the Coast of Newfoundland
Here is a little video about Newfoundland Confederation.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
The social environment would be jeopardized
because not all people that are joining the new country of Canada speak the same language. In this situation, it may be difficult to communicate with others on issues or anything worth debating over.
What is our final decision?
Newfoundland initially said no the Confederation in
the 1860's because they thought they were perfectly fine being and independent colony. But, in
1949, after borrowing a large amount of money from
America, Newfoundland found themselves in
financial debt. The only way they could have their
financial debt relieved is if they joined
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