Canadian Confederation And The British Colonies Of North America
B. Thesis: Despite the success of the Great Coalition, and the need for a railway connecting the West and the East, being influential factors that led to Confederation, Canadian Confederation in 1867 most prominently came as a result of the Manifest Destiny ideology of the American people, and the termination of the Reciprocity Treaty, both factors beyond the control of the British colonies of North America.
POV #1: The success of the Great Coalition was a prominent political factor within the control of the British North American colonies, that had a strong influence on Canadian Confederation.
Source #1: Wilson, David A. and John R. English. "Great Coalition". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
Toronto: Historica Canada, 2006. Web. 8 Feb 2006.
- the Province of Canada, a union joining Canada West and Canada East was created in 1841 to control the civil unrest within the two colonies
- despite the union, there was still a great divide between the French Canadian population of Canada East and the English Canadian population of Canada West
- once immigration to Canada West began growing, their population eventually surpassed that of Canada East
- this angered the English Canadian population, as Canada East was being over-represented in the legislature
- the equal representation system led to…