Causes Of Confederation
Britain eventually stopped supporting the colonies entirely, a faction called the “Little Englanders” was to thank. The Little Englanders believed that the colonies were a great burden to Britain. With this mindset in place, they believed that all contacts/ties with Britain should of been severed, so they would not have to spend any more money on economic support and military protection etc. for the colonies. British were losing money rather than gaining, so they wanted to break away from the troublesome colonies. The British considered the colonies very time consuming and expensive. They had determined that the colonies were not relevant and there was no need for them anymore. They stopped supporting and providing stable income to the colonies. Confederation would solve many of these money issues, since the colonies would be joined as one, they would be able to support each other. Confederation would also bring forth a more stable government by uniting the existing colonies/provinces.
In conclusion, confederation was crucial to the development of Canada. The results of confederation, were astounding it restored the economy within the colonies. It allowed the colonies to become independent from the British. Though Canada shares some ties with the British(queen on money ect) it is a independent country with its own currency and military. Ultimately confederation was crucial for Canada