This is the second post in a two week series in partnership with canada watch on the confederation debates by philip girard the phrase atlantic canada is of relatively recent vintage, having been coined as a convenient way of referring to the four eastern provinces after newfoundland joined confederation in 1949. Canadian history: post-confederation includes learning objectives and key points in most chapter sections, intended to help identify issues of over-arching importance recent interviews with historians from across canada have been captured in video clips that are embedded throughout the web version of the book. Confederation reduced british military obligations and did little to increase the size and preparedness of canadian militias it did, however, create the impression of unity and an emergent nation state, rather than low-hanging colonial fruit that might be picked at the convenience of the united states. Reasons for confederation information to students: during the early 1860s, politicians and citizens of british north america recognized six reasons for confederation.
Post-confederation canada (1867-1914) is the history of a new nation from its formation to the outbreak of world war i in 1914 canada had a population of 35 million, residing in the large expanse from cape breton to just beyond the great lakes, usually within a hundred miles or so of the canada-us border. However, the majority of canadians probably view the british north america act, which instituted confederation, as a federalist compromise that is unique in north america. Factors leading to confederation several factors led to confederation in 1867 of these factors, some were inherently linked to canada east, which, with canada west, formed the province of canada after the act of union was signed in 1840. Canadian history: 1860-90 factors leading to confederation: war and fear of american expansion into british north america — the us were fighting a civil war between the northern and southern states.
Canadian confederation-a comprehensive site from the national library of canada (version française) confederation for kids - this site was written for young people ages 9 to 13 who are learning about how canada came to be a country. Canadian confederation, or the confederation of canada, was the process, culminating on 1 july 1867, by which a union was formed among the provinces, colonies, and territories of british north america to form the dominion of canada, a dominion of the british empire and federal nation state. A country by consent is a national history of canada which studies the major political events that have shaped the country, presented in a cohesive, chronological narrative many of these main events are introduced by an audiovisual overview, enlivened by narration, sound effects and music. Canadian confederation canadian confederation created a distinctive and unwavering country every 1st of july, we celebrate canada day, it was the day that canada became an independent country it happened in the year 1867.
1867 - confederation 1867 - confederation when the dominion of canada was formed in 1867, the aboriginal peoples of the new nation were made a federal rather than a provincial responsibility, thus continuing the legal nature of their administration as wards of the government rather than as citizens of the state. Chapter 1 factors leading to confederation war and expansion in the united states the american civil war: britain appeared to support the south in its efforts - the north won. The smaller colonies thought the union would be dominated by canada, and the french canadian minority felt that they would lose their cultural and religious rights name the external factors leading to confederation. In exchange for joining the canadian confederation, provinces were promised a railway link construction of the railway would provide work for hundreds of thousands people, in addition to establishing canada's reputation abroad and encouraging colonization. Before confederation, british north america had six different colonies there were also other areas there were also other areas under the control of the british government but they were not colonies.
In the 1860s there were many british colonies in what is now canada: british columbia, newfoundland, nova scotia, new brunswick, prince edward island and the province of canada at this time the idea of all the colonies joining to make a new country became popular. History, politics, arts, science & more: the canadian encyclopedia is your reference on canada articles, timelines & resources for teachers, students & public confederation refers to the process of federal union in which the british north american colonies of nova scotia, new brunswick and the province of canada joined together to form the.
Important moments in canadian history compiled by dr robert j belton 1800 to 1867 1802 mackenzie is knighted and becomes a member of the xy company. Canadian history 1201 2014 - 2015 1 pre-confederation part ii: canada: 1860 - 1890 factors leading to confederation: 1 war and fear of american expansion into british north america. Confederation refers to the process of federal union in which the british north american colonies of nova scotia, new brunswick and the province of canada joined together to form the dominion of canada — a new country.
Role the fathers of confederation played in creating the dominion of canada (internal factors that played a role in the creation of the dominion) • through questioning and an analysis of primary documents students will understand that the national. The database results component on this page is unable to display database content the page must have a filename ending in 'asp', and the web must be hosted on a server that supports active server pages.
Economic factors that led to the confederation of canada there were many factors that contributed to the confederation of canada among them were significant economical issues that led to the uniting of the colonies. Canadian confederation (french: confédération canadienne) was the process by which the british colonies of canada, nova scotia, and new brunswick were united into one dominion of canada on july 1, 1867. In this canadian context, confederation generally describes the political process that united the colonies in the 1860s, related events and the subsequent incorporation of other colonies and territories the term is now often used to describe canada in an abstract way, such as in the fathers of confederation.