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In the 1860's: Canadian politics suffered from political deadlock
I'm in debt from railway contruction...
I fear the American expansion!...
We need new trading agreements between the colonies!
1867: 1'st of july
We hereby agree to the terms of Confederation!
This is not an independence declaration!!
They chose the remote lumber town of Ottawa, as the national capital.
it is a GREAT compromise!
We are between the French and English Canada, but still safely distant from the US
1869: Canada buys Rupert's Land from HBC.
Can we buy your land?
YES YOU CAN!
The land sales opened the opportunities for western settlements and the recruiting of hundreds of thousands immigrants
They even completed a transcontinental railway in 1885
Over 14 Million
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