The members of the Great Coalition worked together to break political deadlock. The members would have powers over their own affairs but certain powers would go to the Central Government. Take on the role of someone living in a particular region and through your journal entry explain why you are opposed to or in favour of Confederation.
Lawrence River froze each winter which stopped the water transportation between the colonies for a whole season.
Cartier pushed hard for provincial powers and rights, while Macdonaldkeen to avoid the mistakes that had led to the US Civil Waradvocated for a strong central government.
The subject of who should be included among the Fathers of Confederation has been a matter of some debate and the definition can be expanded to include those who were instrumental in the creation of Manitoba Louis Rielbringing British Columbia Amor de Cosmos and Newfoundland and Labrador Joey Smallwood into Confederation, and the creation of Nunavut Tagak Curley.
After the civil war was over, the Americans continued westward due to their belief in Manifest Destiny. Previous Next A series of fortuitous events helped.